From the China Beat blog: On Christmas Day 2009, as a momentous year of anniversaries drew to an end, the Beijing authorities announced that Liu Xiaobo had been sentenced to eleven years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’....
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 3, 2010
From the Southern Metropolis Weekly, 2009-12-25, translated by CDT’s E. Shih. Part I is here. [From the introduction to Part 1: This year, we announce the top ten neologisms in cooperation with “Baidu Encylopedia,” using...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 3, 2010
Chinayouren charts the occurrences of the word “China” in various world media outlets in 2009: Within the general rising trend, 2009 has gone back to reasonable levels of media attention, partly because Xinjiang and...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 2, 2010
iZaobao (Paper of Jujube Lovers) is a popular online publication, known for its witty news selection and humorous comments. Founded by Guangzhou-based blogger Peng Yi (彭毅) in 2006, it has produced over 600 issues and has over...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 2, 2010
From the Southern Metropolis Weekly, 2009-12-25, translated by CDT’s E. Shih: The “swine” flu that continues taking lives and the “kitty cat” hide-and-seek game of truth; the widely castigated law enforcement by “fishing”;...
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 26, 2009
Roland Soong of EastSouthWestNorth translates the top ten media incidents of 2009 from Southern Weekend: 1. World Media Summit showcases Chinese concepts about openness On October 9, 2009, the World Media Summit took place in...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 5, 2009
Zhan Bin (詹膑) teaches at the Business School of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and has been blogging since 2003. He wrote the following post on his Roaming and Hunting (游山打猎) blog, translated by CDT’s Paulina...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2009
On openDemocracy, Jeffrey N Wasserstrom writes about boycotts in Chinese history and more recently: In the perspective both of China’s 20th-century history and its last year, the spreading language of boycott offers two...
by Kerry Seed | Feb 16, 2009
Data lovers rejoice: Harper’s Magazine recently posted the first 25 years of it’s Index online. The Index compiles unusual statistics and offbeat figures into a snapshot of modern life.
Beijing-based journalist, Tim Johnson, filtered the Sino-statistics from the archive.
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods