Several Views on Social Credit in China

At Wired, Mara Hvistendahl explores the history and still unclear future of China’s nascent national social credit system, due to roll out by 2020, and the various private...

Person of the Week: Bao Tong

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other...

Xinjiang Collecting Residents’ Biometric Data...

Human Rights Watch has reported on a program which has gathered biometric data—including fingerprints, iris scans, blood-type, and DNA—on millions of residents in six regions...

Imprisoned Journalists in an Era of “Fake News”...

In the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual census of imprisoned journalists around the world, China comes in second place, with 41 reporters or writers behind bars....

Protesters Condemn Beijing Migrant Crackdown

Following a deadly fire on November 18, authorities initiated a crackdown on unsafe dwellings that led to the eviction of tens of thousands of migrant workers in Beijing. Netizens ...

EU ‘Deeply Troubled’ by China’s Rights Record...

The European Union delegation to China issued a statement on Friday ahead of International Human Rights Day expressing deep concerns regarding the outlook for human rights in...