This year marks the 30th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China,...
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by Sophie Beach | May 26, 2015
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Anne Henochowicz | May 25, 2013
As of May 25, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Three Detained in Guangzhou After Applying for Tiananmen Commemoration: Li Weiguo, Xu Xiangrong, and Li Wensheng...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 26, 2013
Peng Liyuan, wife of the new Chinese president Xi Jinping, has lit up Weibo with her glamour. The censors have balked at discussions of her outfits, though their work has not done much to dampen “first lady fever.”...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2012
As CDT readers know, we regularly post propaganda orders which we call Directives from the Ministry of Truth. These posts are only possible because of the Internet; journalists leak the orders online and CDT verifies them before...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 3, 2012
As the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre approached, in the wee hours of June 2 and 3...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 3, 2012
For his latest entry to his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm honors those who were killed by military fire in the crackdown on protesters in Beijing in the early morning hours of June 4, 1989 by depicting their...
by Sophie Beach | May 8, 2012
Chang Ping, a columnist and former senior editor of Southern Metropolis Weekly, writes in South China Morning Post about the People’s Daily editorial of April 26, 1989, which effectively declared the protests in Tiananmen...
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