This week we are introducing a new feature, which we will run every Friday: This Week on CDT. We will highlight some of our top content from the week, for readers who need a catch-up at week’s end. Happy Weekend!
This Week on CDT: January 24, 2014
The story of Xi Jinping’s steamed bun lunch lives on- the latest twist involves a group of petitioners staking out the shop’s storefront to air their grievances. Netizens are likening this latest repurposing of the bun shop story to the Song Dynasty Kaifeng Court with Lord Bao at the helm (and yes, that’s same Bao as in Baozi, 包). In this week’s River Crabbed, The Justice of Lord Baozi, related Weibo posts, censored in their original source, are collected, translated and republished by CDT.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published data revealing that several family members of China’s top leadership use offshore tax havens. In this week’s Minitrue, directives issued by the State Council Information Office advise, in no uncertain terms, that media outlets eliminate reports about “China’s Secret Offshore Tax Havens” and related content.
CDT’s Badiucao intertwines these two news stories in one masterful cartoon: Stuffing Leaks.
Five political activists-including four activists arrested last March after protesting that officials disclose their assets and New Citizens Movement Founder, Xu Zhiyong-went on trial this week. A notice from the Beijing Public Security Bureau called for “stability maintenance” at trial sites.
*Check out CDT’s inaugural contribution to The Huffington Post’s new international news publication, The World Post: Why A Popular Brand Name For Instant Noodles Is Censored on China’s Weibo.
Thanks to Meredith Godwin for putting this list together.