As Beijing works to fortify control of popular and new media with fresh regulations,...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 19, 2010
For his blog on the New York Review of Books site, Perry Link writes about a recent high-level meeting convened by President Hu Jintao in July to discuss ways to prevent leaks of CCP archives: The report says that two worries...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 13, 2006
From Reuters, via The Australian: China’s Communist Party vigilantly guards its history, but this year the country must navigate a cascade of traumatic anniversaries of Mao Zedong’s rule that may provoke debate over its censored past. Forty years ago, in May 1966, Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, the tumultuous mass campaign that spiralled into a […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 30, 2005
From People’s Daily: China has published a series of historical documents on the notorious Nanjing Massacre in a bid to reflect history truthfully, objectively and comprehensively. The series contains 28 volumes, with the first eight issued in July this year and the remainder issued Tuesday in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province… “The series […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 14, 2005
From Xinhua: Nearly 2,500 Chinese archives at and above the county level, or 80 percent of China’s total, have opened once confidential government “red-title” documents for public reference, sources at a national archives directors’ meeting said here Wednesday. China’s official documents, usually with the title printed in red, were once restricted only to government officials […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 1, 2005
From Xinhua, via People’s Daily: Shannxi Provincial Achives in northwest China opened secret files, including those about the 1966 to 1976 Cultural Revolution, for public reference Saturday. The 58,497-volume files covers archives of 58 institutions, such as those of the provincial revolutionary commission on personnel matters and institutional setup during the 1966 to 1976 Cultural […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”