The leader of the World Health Organization’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19 told a Danish documentary crew that Chinese researchers blocked in-depth study of highly contentious “lab leak” scenarios. The accidental...
by John Chan | May 11, 2021
A Chinese student’s fatal fall from a building on Sunday has triggered a public uproar in China, as thousands took to social media to demand a transparent investigation into the boy’s death. Chengdu police had...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 24, 2020
With many in China still unconvinced that local and national governments did all they could, based on available information, to respond to and educate the public about the novel coronavirus, some are looking for a more suitable...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 7, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reports the cover-up by rig operators and the official State Oceanic Administration of a large oil spill in China’s Bohai Sea. It has taken a month for news to emerge about the leak from...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 5, 2010
A journalist has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes in the cover-up of a mining disaster in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From China Daily: Li Junqi, former director of the Hebei bureau of...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 11, 2009
News of many major coal mine accidents never see the light of day due to cover-ups and local corruption. From the New York Times’ Sharon LaFraniere: For nearly three months, not a word leaked from the heart of China’s coal...
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