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Sharper Eyes: Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)

“The people have sharp eyes.” (“群众的眼睛是雪亮的.”) This Communist Party slogan was heavily used during the Cultural Revolution, an era in which citizens were incentivized to spy on and even falsely accuse family and neighbors of being disloyal to authority. More than 50 years after that tumultuous era...

How Technology Became a “Trap” in Xinjiang

Xinjiang has been the site of a mass detention program where an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs have been or are being held in a series of internment camps. The camps are part of a longer-running anti-terror campaign in the...

Academic Censorship, At Home and Abroad

A comprehensive new report from Scholars at Risk looks at various facets of academic censorship and control in China, and around the world at the Chinese government’s behest. The report examines threats to scholars and...

Sharper Eyes: Shandong to Xinjiang (Part 3)

This is the third part of CDT’s Sharper Eyes series. See also “Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)” and “Sharp Eyes Project Map (Part 2).”  In previous posts, CDT introduced the background of the...

Sharper Eyes: Sharp Eyes Project Map (Part 2)

CDT would like to present an interactive map as part of our series on China’s “Sharp Eyes” rural surveillance program. This map, a work in progress that will be updated in the coming months, displays the sites...

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