Cai Xia, the outspoken professor emerita of the Central Party School who was recently expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, is now on Twitter @realcaixia. Her first two tweets make public the “relevant passages of the...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 17, 2020
Former Central Party School professor Cai Xia has been formally expelled from the Party following a speech she gave online in May, in which she called the party “a political zombie.” (CDT published a translation of...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 9, 2020
On June 30, hours after Xi Jinping signed Hong Kong’s national security law in Beijing, authorities in the territory hastily implemented the controversial legislation. A chill descended on the city as observers across the...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 25, 2016
On March 4, the opening day of the annual top political meetings in Beijing, the state-linked...
by Cindy | Mar 18, 2016
The New York Times’ Javier C. Hernandez reports that prominent Chinese journalist Jia Jia...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 11, 2013
For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm again draws inspiration from classic fairy tales to comment on current events in China. This week’s cartoon uses the image of Little Red...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 7, 2013
Recent comments by incoming president Xi Jinping, in which he said the Party should tolerate “sharp criticism,” have drawn a lot of interest on Weibo and elsewhere. While the comments appear to show a kinder and...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 4, 2012
In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson continues his series of interviews with prominent Chinese thinkers by talking with Yuan Zhiming, a former pro-democracy activist turned Christian preacher. Exiled after the 1989...
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