“Four Won’t Youth” (四不青年, sì bù qīngnián) is the latest appellation for discontented youth, who in this case “won’t date, won’t marry, won’t buy a home, and won’t have kids.” Four Won’t Youth, like other similar terms...
May 2, 2023
Heavy fighting between rival military groups in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum has put local and foreign civilians in peril. Over the past week, Chinese, American, and other governments implemented evacuation plans to escort their...
Feb 3, 2023
A stray balloon has precipitated a full-blown diplomatic crisis in U.S.-China relations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a planned trip to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping after NBC News reported that...
Aug 3, 2022
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and five other House Representatives landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening as part of a tour of Asian democracies, details of which were leaked to the Financial Times in mid-July. Pelosi’s...
Feb 12, 2006
From The Taipei Times: In his book The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman, a US columnist who has served as a visiting professor at Harvard, sounds a warning about China’s economic growth. According to Friedman, China will very quickly reach a point at which further economic growth will be impossible unless political reform takes place. […]
Nov 28, 2005
From The China Economic Net: China’s economy is facing potential risks ranging from a growing wealth gap to an aging population. A national report prepared under the guidance of Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledged that key challenges also include dependence on oil imports and financial instability. “These aspects interact with each other and pose a great […]
Mar 22, 2005
From The Southern Weekend (in Chinese), via the Press Interpreter, translated by Amy Jenkins: Is global warming causing a low water crisis on the upper reaches of the Yellow River? — Global warming is usually accompanied by an increase in precipitation, but the upper Yellow River region has not been very fortunate in this respect. […]
Feb 20, 2005
From The Observer: Can the planet’s environment survive turbocharged economic growth from China? Last week, the might of the world’s most populous nation came into sharp focus. China officially overtook the United States as the world’s biggest consumer of agricultural and industrial goods. Meanwhile, its economy – on a steep upward curve for 20 years […]
Feb 15, 2005
From China Elections and Governance: Peking University Professor Ding Yuanfu has presented a survey of governmental and non-governmental experts, most of who predict that a crisis with a big effect on China’s economic and social development will occur before the year 2010.
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