In its 31st annual global report, Human Rights Watch wrote of China, “This has been the darkest period for human rights in China since the 1989 massacre that ended the Tiananmen Square democracy movement.” The...
by John Chan | Dec 28, 2020
Zhang Zhan, lawyer-turned-citizen journalist who documented the lockdown of Wuhan at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, has been jailed for four years for her reporting. She was the fourth citizen journalist to be arrested and...
by Joseph Brouwer | Dec 18, 2020
Du Bin, a Chinese journalist whose films and books explored the dark side of recent Chinese history, was detained in Beijing yesterday. He was detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” the same offense...
by Joseph Brouwer | Nov 17, 2020
Lawyer-turned-citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who reported on Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been indicted on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” According to China Human Rights Defenders, Chinese authorities...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 25, 2020
Zhang Zhan, a rights activist, citizen journalist, and former lawyer, has been arrested on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after being detained for over a month by the Shanghai police....
by Samuel Wade | Feb 12, 2020
Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang was first disciplined for "spreading rumors" about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, then used as a deterrent example by state media along with seven others. He was then rehabilitated and...
CDT in the News
- Hindustan Times – Chinese Communist party wing mocks India’s Covid crisis on social media
- POLITICO – Feminists thwarting China’s population goals
- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms