Civil rights lawyers Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi have been sentenced to 14 and 12 years in prison, respectively, on charges of “subversion of state power” after closed door trials in Linshu County, Shandong. The charges stem from...
Nov 16, 2017
Zhōngguó rénmín de lǎo péngyou 中国人民的老朋友 Old Friends of the Chinese People Official parlance for...
Mar 25, 2016
Online speech in China seems more restricted than ever after the social media purge of Ren...
Oct 21, 2011
As former dictator’s corpse lay gawked-at in a commercial meat refrigerator in Misrata, The Associated Press reported on Moammar Gadhafi’s seamless reassessment by the Chinese media: … [State] media outlets...
Jul 17, 2008
Amidst all the oohs and aahs over Beijing’s buildings, architects are debating the moral implications of redefining the capital’s skyline. First, there’s this article in Business Week from Dorian Davis: Earlier...
Feb 19, 2008
Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss argue in Foreign Affairs that authoritarian governments may appear to be working in places like China and Russia, but the correlation between autocracy and growth is in fact spurious. They...
Jul 5, 2007
This article is written by two British scholars. Tim Besley is a Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics, and served on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee since September 2006. Masa Kudamatsu is also from London School of Economics and Political Science. From voxeu.org: Autocracies are bad, but […]
Apr 29, 2006
Column from the Washington Post (link): Ever since liberalism emerged in the 18th century, its inevitable conflict with autocracy has helped shape international politics. What James Madison called “the great struggle of the epoch between liberty and despotism” dominated much of the 19th century and most of the 20th, when liberal powers lined up against […]
CDT in the News
- Journal of Contemporary China – Invented Borders: The Tension Between Grassroots Patriotism and State-led Patriotic Campaigns in China
- NYT – A Tiananmen Square Musical Worries About China’s Glare
- Global Voices – In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of the Mate 60 phone series
- Rest of World – Heavily persecuted, highly influential: China’s online feminist revolution
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos