Life in Chinese academia is hard. Scholars are subject to twin pressures: politics and performance. Two recent cases—a professor’s lawsuit against Tsinghua University over wrongful dismissal connected to politically sensitive...
by John Chan | May 14, 2021
According to census figures released this week, China’s population is more educated than ever. More than 15% of the recorded population had completed tertiary education, a 9% jump from just a decade earlier. But for...
by Anne Henochowicz | Oct 8, 2020
In July 2019, the philosopher and popular writer Byron Chen Chun went to Hong Kong to observe protests against proposed amendments to the Hong Kong extradition law which raised serious concerns that residents and even those...
by Samuel Wade | May 12, 2019
Last week brought the 100th anniversary of the start of the May Fourth movement, a pivotal moment...
by Grace | Aug 27, 2017
A recent China-India border dispute is playing out at the University of Sydney with a group of...
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In the wake of a broad and sustained campaign against Western influence in education and beyond,...
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