A hug between two Chinese athletes after the women’s 100m hurdles finals at the Hangzhou Asian Games has become the second Tiananmen Massacre-related censorship controversy of the Games. At the finals on October 1,...
Sep 15, 2023
By inadvertently “saying the quiet part out loud,” three recent media gaffes have touched off public debate on questions usually left unspoken. For some Chinese social media users, these blunders have provided an opportunity to...
Jun 2, 2023
The following instructions have been leaked and distributed online. For June 3rd, 4th, 5th: all official accounts are forbidden from posting content, and all key opinion leaders are banned from posting brand-related advertising...
Jan 6, 2013
According to the BBC, thousands of couples flocked to registry offices across China on Friday hoping that getting married on that day would bring them lasting romance. Friday, January 4, 2013, when said in mandarin sounds...
Jan 22, 2007
From Reuters: More than 150 professionals exchanged blows — and phone numbers — during a mass weekend pillow fight in a downtown bar in China’s financial capital Shanghai… The crowd, mostly made up of professionals in their 20s and 30s, held no punches as they walloped each other during the 10-minute fight finale. In the […]
Nov 25, 2006
From China Daily, via scotsman.com Educated, overworked and looking for love, members of China’s new rich gathered yesterday for what was touted as the country’s first dating cruise – open only to men worth at least two million yuan ($132,000). The cruise, organised by a matchmaking website, illustrates a growing phenomenon: well-educated and increasingly affluent […]
CDT in the News
- RFA – Chinese censors delete news report probing return of COVID tracking
- China Brief – Much Cause But Little Recourse For Popular Discontent
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – Young people living in and outside China fight to keep spirit of ‘white paper’ protests alive
- ASPI – Singing from the CCP’s songsheet: The role of foreign influencers in China’s propaganda system
- Lacuna Magazine – Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction