Deng Zhengjia



Mixed Findings from Fruit Vendor’s Autopsy

An autopsy on a watermelon vendor allegedly beaten to death by chengguan urban management officers two weeks ago has offered a mixed picture about the true cause of his death. The report found that Deng Zhengjia died of a...

Drawing the News: Chinese Dream, Chinese Nightmare

Last week, Luobowang (“Carrot Net”) invited readers to satirize a public service advertisement in the state-run Global Times [zh]: How did China get strong? Because of the Communist Party. 中国何以强?缘有共产党 The newspaper...

Drawing the News: Of Melons and Men

City management officials (chengguan), a sort of para-police force patrolling the streets, are known for their brutality towards street vendors throughout China. But harassment and beatings are one thing. Rarely does a...

Ministry of Truth: Merchant Killed by Chengguan

Warning: Some of the images shown below are graphic. The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to...



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