China’s not-so-new culture cops, now colloquially referred to as wenguan, have gone viral on Weibo amidst concerns over the perceived expansion of China’s police state. Earlier this year, the nationwide establishment of...
May 16, 2023
The full report can be read in PDF form here. Below is a brief introduction. A CDT investigation details the efforts of police and other departments across China to utilize geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance and...
Apr 20, 2009
The New York Times reports on how the Chinese government is trying to stamp out unique names for bureaucratic ease: Seeking to modernize its vast database on China’s 1.3 billion citizens, the government’s Public Security Bureau...
Oct 23, 2005
From The Telegraph Online: Two new Internet bans may offer insight into the Chinese government’s biggest fears. One bars Internet news services from inciting “illegal” assemblies, marches and demonstrations; the other prohibits activities on behalf of “illegal” civil groups. Together, they evince the communist regime’s concerns over growing civil unrest – and particularly technology’s role […]
Jun 23, 2004
“China will launch an administrative supervision on the providers of electronic signature certification, according to the draft law on electronic signatures in the deliberation by China’s top legislature. The 5-day tenth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) opened in Beijing Monday, and began to deliberate the draft law on […]
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