Swedish citizen Gui Minhai is one of the five booksellers and publishers associated with Hong Kong’s Mighty Current Media and Causeway Bay bookstore who were detained from abroad in 2015 to reappear in custody in China. The...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 6, 2017
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2017
In the fourth installment of his series of Radio Free Asia commentaries on billionaire gadfly Guo...
by Grace | Feb 24, 2016
Over the weekend, Chinese-Americans across the US gathered to protest the conviction of Peter...
by Grace | Dec 24, 2013
Concurring with the recent increase in official accounts on weibo, the Alhambra Police Department...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 18, 2007
With significant media attention on controversies over the Chinese government’s growing role in Africa, the New York Times chooses to look at individual entrepreneurs from China who are setting up shop on the continent: “Before I left China,” said Mr. Yang, now 25, “I thought Africa was all one big desert.” So he figured that […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 17, 2007
From Spiegel Online: Chinese tourists have recently discovered Europe as a destination. SPIEGEL traveled with a group who covered 11 countries in 14 days by bus, snapping the sights and buying up brand names. But for some the Old World was a disappointment, full of lazy Italians and slovenly French. [Full text] [Image from Der […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 19, 2006
From the American Prospect: The size of the trade deficit with China is one of the hottest potatoes in American economic policy these days. It is about to get a little hotter, thanks to Beijing’s highly provocative, if hitherto largely overlooked, controls on outbound tourism. In theory the United States should be a major beneficiary […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 15, 2006
From the AP, via Chron.com (link); China is refusing to take back an estimated 39,000 citizens who have been denied immigration to the United States and have clogged detention centers at federal expense, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chertoff said that China last year readmitted 800 […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 21, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: The surge in package tour groups from China, an important source of income for the region, is also giving rise to an unflattering stereotype: the loud, rude and culturally na√Øve Chinese tourist. Sound familiar? The tide of travelers from China mirrors the emergence of virtually every group of overseas tourists […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 6, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: There was a time when the comparatively wealthy residents of Hong Kong were skeptical about the economic and social rewards of the mainland tourist invasion. Mainlanders were seen as lower spending and more demanding than either European or North American visitors. But one new study of the economics of Chinese […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods