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CDT Editors’ Picks: The Best of 2023

These are CDT editors’ selections of their favorite posts from CDT and elsewhere around the web over the course of 2023: Sophie Beach CDT Pick: Translation: The Women of “Salt Town,” by Cindy Carter I found this...

Taiwanese Election Weathers Chinese Influence Efforts

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost its legislative majority in the country’s general election on Saturday, but its presidential candidate Lai Ching-te was elected with 40 percent of the vote. Chinese...

Xiaomi’s Patriotic AI Malfunction Censored on Weibo

In July, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s powerful internet regulator, published a new law governing generative artificial intelligence products and mandating that they uphold core socialist values. A recent...

Five Slogans Show Protest Movement’s Diversity, Unity

The spontaneous protests that swept China last week were remarkable for a number of reasons, among them their diversity. While all the demonstrations were loosely tied together by mourning the loss of at least 10 people in an...

Australian PM Fumbles WeChat Account in Election Season

As the Australian public discovered earlier this week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison no longer has access to his WeChat account. Morrison had opened his account in 2019 to court Chinese-Australian voters before the federal...

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