Tiananmen 25: Tight Controls On Square and Online

The weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Wednesday were marked by an unprecedented campaign of detentions, house arrests, forced or restricted travel, intimidation and surveillance. Those...

BBC, VOA Protest Radio Jamming

The British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America have both issued statements protesting the jamming of their shortwave radio broadcasts into China: The BBC has received reports that World Service English shortwave...

Is China Squandering its Soft Power Investments?

Following a series of damaging stories this year, notably the ousting of Bo Xilai and escape of Chen Guangcheng, The Atlantic’s Damien Ma argues that “for all the financial muscle thrown behind shaping its global...

Chen Guangcheng Ready to Leave China

Chen Guangcheng’s story has continued to gain momentum, with the activist’s face and iconic dark glasses gracing the cover of this week’s Economist magazine (although Bo Xilai beat him onto the cover of TIME)....

Clinton Presses China on Tibet, Chen Guangcheng

At the APEC summit in Honolulu, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly challenged China over self-immolations in Tibet and the house arrest of activist Chen Guangcheng and his family in Shandong province. From the AFP:...

What Exactly Is the World Media Summit?

This week leaders of the world news media gathered in Beijing for the second biennial World Media Summit. From The Financial Times: Eleven heavyweight media executives including New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr, BBC...

BBC Chinese Service Makes Final Broadcast in Mandarin

Due to funding cuts, BBC has decided to stop airing radio broadcasts in Mandarin Chinese, although its website will continue with Mandarin service. From BBC News: BBC World Service Mandarin programming began back in 1941,...

BBC World Service Faces Deep Cuts

Chinese-language radio broadcasts by the BBC’s World Service are to be among the casualties of heavy budget cuts. The service is expected to lose 650 jobs and some 30 million of its 180 million listeners around the world,...



CDT on Twitter

Google Ads 1


Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.