The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Scott Greene | Aug 12, 2013
Reuters reports that food has become one of the fastest-growing segments of e-commerce in China, with online sales of produce expected to climb as consumers react to recent food safety scandals: The trend is adding momentum to a...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 13, 2010
From the Los Angeles Times: Kobe Bryant’s Nike sneakers with the Made in China label go for $165 in the U.S. But at an official Nike store in China? $190. A flat-screen Sony TV assembled by Chinese laborers runs about $800...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 4, 2009
To handle the pressures of a struggling economy, more and more young people in China are learning to economize. From Reuters: Wang Hao, a 24-year-old Beijing office worker, launched his campaign in June to curb weekly living...
by Michael Zhao | Aug 21, 2006
From Beijing Review: The China Consumers’ Association (CCA) confirmed in late July that it has ended its “3-15” certification program for consumer-friendly products, and companies that had been certified will have to stop using the designation after their agreement with the CCA expires. Following a scandal about a flooring wood company, the CCA cancelled the […]
by Sophie Beach | May 25, 2005
From the New York Times: Not long ago, shopping in China consisted mostly of lining up to entreat surly clerks to accept cash in exchange for ugly merchandise that did not fit. But now, Chinese have started to embrace America’s modern “shop till you drop” ethos and are in the midst of a buy-at-the-mall frenzy. […]
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