China has implemented a mandatory “cooling-off” period for divorces, mandating that spouses observe a 30-day waiting period to deter impulsive divorces. But the new requirement, which went into effect on January 1st...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 23, 2020
The following essay was written by Huang Deng, an educated 46-year-old woman who married into a poor rural family. A PhD and currently the Deputy Director of Finance and Media at Guangdong University of Finance, Huang is also...
by Joseph Brouwer | Oct 16, 2020
An atomized diaspora undermined by suspicion of spies in their midst, “double hardship” children—an official Chinese euphemism for those whose parents are both interned in camps—placed in orphanages, a son living in the U.K....
by Sophie Beach | Apr 21, 2012
Kim Lee, the American wife of celebrity English teacher Li Yang, has become the focus of media attention in China after she used her weibo account to publicize evidence that her husband had brutally beaten her. AP reports on how...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 18, 2012
As millions of Chinese prepare for the annual trek back to their hometowns to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one group in particular feels an emotional strain over where to spend the holiday. The generation of only children, many...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2010
An essay on the New York Review of Books blog looks at the social impact of China’s one-child policy: China instituted its one-child policy in the late 1970s, just as Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms were beginning. There...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 2, 2007
Dalian News reports a short story about a lonely couple paying their grown children to visit them: A lonely retired couple of Dalian, Liaoning Province, have decided to pay their three grown children a “salary” to visit them every weekend. Lin and his wife, who are in their late 60s, live a comfortable life on […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China