On Sunday, Hong Kong’s recently reorganized Electoral Committee selected John Lee to be the next Chief Executive of Hong Kong, a position that he will take over from current Chief Executive Carrie Lam on July 1, the 25th...
Apr 21, 2022
Hong Kong’s Security Bureau has recently revealed, and praised, the government’s use of “deradicalization” programs for jailed protesters who participated in the 2019 pro-democracy movement. The bureau’s secretary outlined the...
Apr 7, 2022
On Monday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that she would not seek reelection, marking an end to her tumultuous tenure as the leader of Hong Kong. The election of the next Chief Executive was rescheduled from...
Dec 21, 2021
Sunday’s election for Hong Kong’s legislative council yielded the lowest turnout in the history of the city’s legislative elections under both Chinese and British rule. In this “patriots only” election—featuring only candidates...
Dec 14, 2021
A United States-led democracy summit elicited a ferocious Chinese propaganda campaign aimed in part at redefining democracy in the Party’s own terms. The U.S.’ virtual Summit for Democracy, “part pep rally and part policy...
Dec 13, 2021
The United States-led “Summit for Democracy”, which kicked off on December 8, is designed to reverse the trend of global democratic “backsliding.” It touched a nerve in China, triggering a wave of state- and Party-directed...
Apr 24, 2015
The New York Times’ Austin Ramzy reports that President Xi Jinping will be meeting with Eric...
Sep 23, 2011
Africa’s largest copper producer has elected and sworn in a new president, “anti-China” candidate Michael Sata. During his campaign, Sata accused Chinese mining companies of exploitation, while decrying the...
Oct 2, 2006
From chinaelections.org; translated by Michael Huang: Editor’s Note: Wang Changjiang is a reform minded scholar who works at the Central Party School in Beijing. This article appears in a local Beijing newspaper, not in the journal of Seeking Truth where Sheng Huaren, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, described elections in China […]
Jul 27, 2006
From AsiaNews.it: Yao Lifa, a symbol of democratic political activism, was arrested together with another five independent candidates in Hubei. Released after six hours, he called on 900 million Chinese voters not to give into the Party’s fraud and to use their vote. He was trying to challenge the Communist Party’s dominance over local elections […]
Sep 28, 2004
From China Elections and Governance: “China is going to revise its Election Law due to new dynamics of the direct elections of people’s congress deputies at the county and township levels. A revision draft was presented to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in August 2004. Recently, the NPC has dispatched several […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends