25 Years Ago: Students March for Democracy

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting...

Four New Citizen Activists Sentenced

Four members of the New Citizens Movement civil rights and anti-corruption group received prison sentences on Friday, Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee reports: Ding Jiaxi was sentenced...

One Blogger Released, Another Sentenced

Due to a “serious illness,” outspoken blogger and Chinese-American venture capitalist Charles Xue has been released on bail after almost eight months in prison....

Crowdfunding Investigative Journalism in China

Beijing has long exercised control over information by directly supervising official media outlets, issuing censorship directives, and creating incentives for independent...

Official Puts Demolition Workers On Pedestal

A district Communist Party secretary’s adulatory tribute to a group of demolition workers last December was “propelled to national levels of scrutiny and ridicule”...

China’s Cyberporn Crackdown Not Really About Porn...

The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, a branch of China’s main media regulator, recently announced a new crackdown on pornographic online...