Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

If I win, this will encourage many women to come forward and tell their stories; if I lose, I’ll keep appealing until justice is served.

- #metoo activist Xianzi

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Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

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Major Brands Lobby to “Water Down” Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

At least three U.S. multinationals are seeking to weaken a bill that would ban the importation of goods produced with forced labor in Xinjiang. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which was approved by the House by 406 votes to 3, is currently pending a vote in the Senate. The New York Times’ Ana Swanson reported that opposition to the legislation in its current form came from Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple: But the legislation, called the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, has become the target of multinational companies including Apple whose supply chains touch the far western...

Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam Handed Jail Sentences for Illegal Assembly

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, two of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, have been handed jail terms for illegal assembly. Wong, who has spent time in jail on three previous occasions, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. Chow, who is also facing charges of “inciting secession” under the Hong Kong National Security Law, received 10 months. A third defendant, Ivan Lam, was sentenced to seven months. The three were changed in relation to their participation in a protest on June 21 of last year, when thousands of demonstrators surrounded the Hong Kong...

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam Handed Jail Sentences for Illegal Assembly

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, two of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, have been handed jail terms for illegal assembly. Wong, who has spent time in jail on three previous occasions, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. Chow, who is also facing charges of “inciting secession” under the Hong Kong National Security Law, received 10 months. A third defendant, Ivan Lam, was sentenced to seven months. The three were changed in relation to their participation in a protest on June 21 of last year, when thousands of demonstrators surrounded the Hong Kong...

Minitrue Diary: Media Errors of Judgment, Citizen Documentary Films

CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020, and we will be posting them over the coming weeks. The following two directives were released on February 18, 2020. Recently, problems such as errors of judgment in picture selection, confusion of facts, and publication of inaccurate information have arisen in some media outlets’ reports on the epidemic situation. This is a special reminder that all departments...

Q&A: Leta Hong Fincher on China’s Resilient Feminists

A former journalist, Leta Hong Fincher was the first American to receive a PhD in Sociology from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her research there led to her first book, “Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China,” which examined rising gender inequalities in China today through the lens of economics, marriage, and the real estate market. Her widely acclaimed second book, “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China,” examines the rise of a new feminist movement in China and profiles several of the key participants, including the...

China Declares Victory Over Extreme Poverty, But Inequality Rises

On Monday, November 23 in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, local officials quietly announced an extraordinary accomplishment: the end of extreme poverty in China. At The Wall Street Journal, James T. Areddy reported on the announcement and the significant barriers that still remain to truly ending poverty in China: Nine Chinese counties, all in the mountainous province of Guizhou, have recently been certified as poverty-free, officials said. They were the last counties to make it over a threshold China has set based on a matrix of indicators including income, health, education,...

Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

Minitrue Diary, March 3, 2020: Xinjiang, South China Sea, COVID Evacuations, Wasted Donations

CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020, and we will be posting them over the coming weeks. The following two directives were released on March 3, 2020. Do not reprint or cite foreign media commentary on sensitive issues involving Xinjiang. Do not republish or hype inaccurate reports on epidemic control in Russia. Strengthen checks on maps and place name labels and markers involving the South China Sea....

Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

China Declares Victory Over Extreme Poverty, But Inequality Rises

On Monday, November 23 in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, local officials quietly announced an extraordinary accomplishment: the end of extreme poverty in China. At The Wall Street Journal, James T. Areddy reported on the announcement and the significant barriers that still remain to truly ending poverty in China: Nine Chinese counties, all in the mountainous province of Guizhou, have recently been certified as poverty-free, officials said. They were the last counties to make it over a threshold China has set based on a matrix of indicators including income, health, education,...

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Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam Handed Jail Sentences for Illegal Assembly

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, two of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, have been handed jail terms for illegal assembly. Wong, who has spent time in jail on three previous occasions, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. Chow, who is also facing charges of “inciting secession” under the Hong Kong National Security Law, received 10 months. A third defendant, Ivan Lam, was sentenced to seven months. The three were changed in relation to their participation in a protest on June 21 of last year, when thousands of demonstrators surrounded the Hong Kong...

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CDT Censorship Digest, October 2020: Life-and-Death Decisions

The CDT Censorship Digest is a monthly round-up of censored speech, propaganda developments, and rights defense in China. We have selected and adapted the most relevant and interesting stories for our English readers. We encourage you to read the full digest at CDT Chinese. IN THIS EDITION: CDT Guides: Two Deep Dives Field Notes from a Sina Weibo Censor Traditional Chinese Medicine Pushed as Covid Treatment Human Rights Review: Rallying Around Geng Xiaonan, 10th Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize, More New Southern Tour: Xi Jinping’s Global Influence and the International Response CDT...

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Minitrue Diary, February 27, 2020: Epidemic Control, Aid, Child Patients, A Woman Named Huang

CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020, and we will be posting them over the coming weeks. The following four directives were released on February 27, 2020. Coverage of press conferences of all kinds related to epidemic prevention and control must standardize sourcing and report accurately. Do not quote out of context or distort the meaning; do not engage in “clickbait.” Keep tabs on posts and...

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In Canada, Political Rift Widens Over China Policy

A growing rift is emerging among policymakers in Canada over the country’s relationship with China. Amid fraying Sino-Canadian relations stemming from a multitude of issues—from the coronavirus, to Beijing’s repression in Hong Kong, to Meng Wanzhou’s pending extradition to the U.S. and the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China—a growing number of Canadians want their government to adopt a more bullish position towards Beijing. According to a poll release Wednesday by the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, 83% of citizens want Canada to stand up to China on...

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Translation: “I Want People to View my Case as a Drill” – An Interview with Xianzi

More than two years since she accused Zhu Jun, one of China’s most prominent TV hosts, of sexual harassment, Zhou Xiaoxuan, a 27-year-old screenwriter better known as Xianzi, finally went to court on Wednesday. In 2018, inspired by China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, Xianzi posted a 3,000 word Weibo essay detailing a sexual assault perpetrated by Zhu, a prominent CCTV anchor, during her time as an intern for his show in 2014. Immediately after the incident in 2014, Xianzi went to the police with her allegations against Zhu Jun. Instead of investigating Xianzi’s allegations, police threatened...

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Minitrue: No Gluttonous Livestreams During ‘Clean Plate’ Campaign

The following censorship instructions have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Important notice: From now on, no more broadcasting of chibo [mukbang] style food and competitive eating programs, or other shows with the aim of gluttonous eating (including live broadcasts and short videos). Since it is now against regulations to host chibo broadcasts, uniformly block any offending accounts and do not lift that block. Please comply and tell those around you not to challenge the rules, as that would be a knowing violation! In...

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Minitrue: Cool Down Videos of Martial Arts “Master”

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. In accordance with unified requirements from above, video content on "Ma Baoguo" will undergo strict management across the whole site. Without exception, cool down related videos: stop emphasizing or recommending them, and remove them from search result rankings and hot topics. Also, for the near future, please attentively check all vloggers’ uploads for material focused on "Ma...

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China Declares Victory Over Extreme Poverty, But Inequality Rises

On Monday, November 23 in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, local officials quietly announced an extraordinary accomplishment: the end of extreme poverty in China. At The Wall Street Journal, James T. Areddy reported on the announcement and the significant barriers that still remain to truly ending poverty in China: Nine Chinese counties, all in the mountainous province of Guizhou, have recently been certified as poverty-free, officials said. They were the last counties to make it over a threshold China has set based on a matrix of indicators including income, health, education,...

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Minitrue Diary, March 3, 2020: Xinjiang, South China Sea, COVID Evacuations, Wasted Donations

CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020, and we will be posting them over the coming weeks. The following two directives were released on March 3, 2020. Do not reprint or cite foreign media commentary on sensitive issues involving Xinjiang. Do not republish or hype inaccurate reports on epidemic control in Russia. Strengthen checks on maps and place name labels and markers involving the South China Sea....

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Xi’s Climate Pledge Stuns World But Barriers Remain

Chinese leader Xi Jinping unexpectedly announced sweeping and potentially transformative, albeit vague, commitments to cut China’s carbon footprint last week. In an address before the United Nation’s General Assembly, Xi said, “We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.“ Xi’s pledge both reaffirmed goals set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and unilaterally set a new benchmark for emissions control. Since Trump’s ascension to the American presidency, China has angled to assume a global leadership position on climate change. Xi’s speech comes...

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Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam Handed Jail Sentences for Illegal Assembly

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, two of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, have been handed jail terms for illegal assembly. Wong, who has spent time in jail on three previous occasions, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. Chow, who is also facing charges of “inciting secession” under the Hong Kong National Security Law, received 10 months. A third defendant, Ivan Lam, was sentenced to seven months. The three were changed in relation to their participation in a protest on June 21 of last year, when thousands of demonstrators surrounded the Hong Kong...

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Taiwan Again Denied Invitation to WHO Meeting

Despite its considerable success in defeating COVID-19 and widespread calls from the U.S. and Europe for its inclusion, Taiwan has again been denied an invite to a key World Health Assembly meeting, the second time it has been excluded from a key WHO meeting this year. Taiwan’s foreign ministry blamed ‘obstruction’ from China for the WHO’s refusal to extend an invitation. The meeting, which began on Monday, was convened to coordinate the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Al Jazeera reported that the lack of an invite came despite Taiwan’s impressive...

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