On Tuesday, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in the U.S. The bill was conceived in 2019, approved by the Senate last July, and passed by Congress in December before being signed into law by...
Mar 21, 2022
Evidence of human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang has significantly increased over the past five years. As documented by researchers and human rights groups, the Chinese government has subjected...
Apr 14, 2021
A new investigation has renewed attention about human rights abuses in Xinjiang’s polysilicon industry. Polysilicon is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of solar panels, an industry that is expected to boom in coming...
Jun 27, 2014
The following censorship instruction, issued to the media by government authorities, has been...
Jul 29, 2013
China’s State Council has ordered an audit of all government debt, according to Reuters, a sign that policymakers are concerned with rising debt at the provincial and municipal level amid a slowdown in economic growth: The...
May 30, 2013
Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson announced her new role as Apple’s vice president for environmental initiatives this week. As Brian Fung points out at the National Journal, it seems likely that...
Dec 29, 2009
From AFP: Over 34.4 billion dollars went missing from public funds in China in the first 11 months of 2009, state media said Tuesday, with national auditors highlighting embezzlement, waste and fraud. Over 230 people, including...
Sep 5, 2008
From Reuters: Chinese military officials face intensified scrutiny for abusing or mishandling the nation’s fast-rising defence budget, state media reported on Friday. The audit rules approved by President and military...
Sep 20, 2007
From Shanghai Daily: The state audit office has released a scathing report that shows misappropriated government funds totaling almost seven billion yuan (US$932 million) and the mismanagement of more than 37 billion yuan. The report, issued yesterday and posted on the Website of the National Audit Office, revealed budgetary loopholes in 49 central departments in […]
Jul 1, 2007
After the National Audit Office found out misused $1.9 billion in pension funds and other government money , NAO also figured out the China’s Three Gorges dam has mis-management problem. From Forbes.com: A six-month investigation into the bill for China’s huge Three Gorges dam has unearthed widespread mis-management, state-run news media reported. The official Xinhua […]
Jun 27, 2007
From Businessweek: Auditors have found Chinese officials stole or misused $1.9 billion in pension funds and other government money, a state news agency quoted China’s chief auditor as saying Wednesday. Cases uncovered in the latest investigations stretched back to before 2000, Auditor General Li Jinhua said in a report to China’s legislature, according to the […]
Jun 28, 2006
From BBC: Chinese government officials lost more than $1.5bn (¬£800m) last year through corruption and poor tax collection, China’s National Audit Office has said. State news agency Xinhua said the office found that 48 central government departments misappropriated 5.51bn yuan from the central budget. Another 6.65bn yuan was lost through poor tax collection methods. [Full […]
Jun 28, 2005
From People’s Daily: China’s National Audit Office (NAO) found misuse of funds totaling 9.06 billion yuan (about 110 million US dollars) in 38 government departments in 2004. The figure represented six percent of all the funds put under audit, NAO auditor-general Li Jinghua said Tuesday in Beijing when delivering a report on the performance of […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends