Several national Olympic committees have warned their athletes about bringing personal phones and other electronic devices to the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, citing fears of digital surveillance in China. Meanwhile, the...
by Oliver Young | Jan 7, 2022
With the Beijing Winter Olympics less than one month away, activists have seized the moment to spotlight China’s human rights violations and corporate complicity in said violations. On Tuesday, Tibetan and Uyghur activists from...
by Joseph Brouwer | Dec 7, 2021
On Wednesday, the Women’s Tennis Association announced the suspension of all future tournaments in China and Hong Kong over concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former #1-ranked doubles player who...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 7, 2012
As the eyes of the world bore hungrily into the London 2012 medal table, China Daily’s Wang Kaihao reports from the International Humanoid Robot Olympic Games in Harbin and talks to the competition’s executive...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 6, 2009
The Los Angeles Times profiles professional athlete turned anti-CCP activist Kai Chen: For years Kai Chen enjoyed the good life of a professional basketball player in China, playing on the national team and traveling around the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 12, 2009
As a follow-up to reporting on the Olympics about questions over gymnasts’ true ages, it has now been reported that Guangdong Province has found that thousands of youth athletes have faked their ages in order to compete....
by Liu Yong | Jul 3, 2008
From New York Times: For the second time in less than a week, Chinese authorities announced that one of their Olympic athletes had tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently barred from his sport for life. The...
by Liu Yong | Aug 26, 2007
From The New Republic: … China’s athletes, brought up in a disciplined system, probably never were the life of any Games. But the 2008 Olympics could be particularly brutal for them. Many athletes seem to benefit from local support–in Sydney, Australian athletes, loving the home crowd, turned in a staggering medal haul. But Australian politicians […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 14, 2007
From Telegraph.co.uk: He is huge in China. His shy-smiling face is splashed across billboards all over Shanghai, multi-storey buildings high. He causes near-riots among his 1.2 billion fans for merely stepping out in public. He is a sports star of global renown, the only Chinese to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics, the reigning […]
CDT in the News
- PBS Newshour – Examining the human toll of China’s stringent COVID policy
- Mind Matters – Peng Shuai Backtracks Her Accusations
- Global Times – Western media, anti-China forces use MeToo movement to incite gender antagonism: expert
- WSJ – China Fines Weibo for Spreading ‘Illegal Information’
- The Guardian – China’s troll king: how a tabloid editor became the voice of Chinese nationalism