Attempts to contain a coronavirus outbreak in Guangzhou have sparked mild unrest among those under lockdown. The city in Guangdong Province has logged over 40,000 cases since October but hovers on the edge of lockdown: some...
Jan 17, 2020
Bloomberg’s Sharon Chen and Dandan Li provide an overview of recent changes to China’s hukou residency permit system, which for decades has tightly controlled citizens’ rights to settle and receive public...
Oct 23, 2012
Hsiao-Hung Pai recounts her visits to family members of the 23 Chinese migrants who drowned in Morecambe Bay in 2004. As well as their grief, many were left with heavy debts incurred to pay “snakeheads” for their...
Oct 28, 2011
Hundreds of angry migrants in Zhili, a town in Zhejiang province, clashed with riot police late Thursday night after the owner of a children’s clothing company refused to pay his taxes and then rallied a group to turn on...
Aug 4, 2009
Tensions between Chinese migrant workers and Algerian locals have developed into a clash between the two groups, resulting in two Chinese shops being looted and several Chinese workers injured: A shopkeeper told Reuters that the...
Oct 30, 2008
chinaSMACK has translated a discussion on a Tianya and KDS forums regarding Shanghainese’s xenophobic responses to “wai di ren” (外地人:to refer to migrants from within China), as opposed to “wai guo...
Dec 11, 2007
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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