This Week on CDT, September 26, 2014

This Week on CDT, September 26, 2014

The Scottish vote for independence coincided with events that struck at one of China’s most politically sensitive subjects: territorial integrity.

The Hong Kong Federation of Students led a weeklong boycott of classes. Their protest was yet another demonstration that Beijing’s role in screening candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive is intolerable.

Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life in prison for separatism. CDT artist, Badiucao pays homage to the scholar, who strove to end violent conflict in Xinjiang.

Citing unjust pressure from authorities, the non-profit China Rural Library shuttered locations in Xi’an, Chongqing, Hubei and Shanxi.  Censors made clear that reporting on the closures is off limits.

The phrase of the week, “exploratory error,” is what Chinese Social Sciences Net (sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, CASS) determined was to blame for the famine and deaths that occurred during the Great Leap Forward.


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