Author: Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade is CDT's deputy editor, based in Vancouver.
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Privatized Housing and Political Legitimacy in China

At The New York Times, Ian Johnson talks to Luigi Tomba of the Australian National University about home ownership in China, its effect on relationships between government and people, and the role of moral quality or suzhi 素质 as a measure of status alongside material wealth. Q. So when the work unit housing was privatized, people were no longer directly dependent on the government

January 27, 2015

“Little Cause For Optimism” in Shadow of Pu Zhiqiang Case

At The Guardian, rights lawyer Teng Biao writes that “China’s civil society has little cause for optimism in 2015,” focusing on the arrest and looming prosecution of his colleague Pu Zhiqiang: Pu has a knack for hitting the nail on the head when analysing problems, and great foresight for larger issues. He is generous in aiding friends facing difficulties. Tall, handsome,

January 26, 2015

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