People in China have long been familiar with the rural-urban dichotomy of China. But for many people outside China, there is also a dichotomy of ancient vs. modern China. This is true for Deanna Fei, a Chinese American writer...Read More
Josie Liu is a journalist from China who once worked for the South China Morning Post and other newspapers in Beijing. She currently writes the “China in Transition” blog.
Posted by Josie Liu | May 6, 2010
Nothing is more horrifying and evil than purposefully slaying children in groups. Yet in China, five such crimes occurred across the country in the past 40 days. On March 23, eight elementary school students were killed by a...Read More
Posted by Josie Liu | Jul 6, 2009
Not surprisingly, online comments regarding Sunday’s violence in Urumqi, Xinjiang, have been closely watched by China’s Internet censors. But Chinese netizens have their way of going around the censorship. On other popular public discussion websites such as tianya.com, netizens are using a practise called “tomb digging,” in which they dig up posts about Xinjiang or Urumqi originally posted in the past–back to as far as 2006–and add comments about the July 5 incident.Read More
Posted by Josie Liu | Jun 30, 2009
It is just sad that Chinese people are seeing their lands, lakes, forests—that is, the physical body of the country—being destroyed piece by piece due to relentless industrial development, lack of environmental regulation and blind pursuit of profits at the price of long term significance of environmental protection.People around the world praise the beauty of their motherland as the common reason for themselves, and others, to love their country. Sadly, it seems that Chinese people are running out of beautiful places to boast and appreciate.Read More
Posted by Josie Liu | Apr 7, 2009
In setting up the new health care reform guideline, the Chinese government did the right thing by putting public interests before profit-making, and by striving for equality between rural and urban areas. Millions of Chinese...Read More
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”