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...

Why China Raged Over America’s “Summit for Democracy”

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...

Han Han on Freedom, Democracy and Revolution

Superstar blogger and race car driver Han Han has written three essays on the topics of freedom, democracy and revolution, which have stirred up debate in Chinese cyberspace. The New York Times blog explains: While urging the...

Thoughts After San Francisco Demonstrations (Video Added)

An essay by a netizen named Oat Cereal (麦片粥). Translated by CDT: Yesterday I joined the tens of thousands of demonstrators along Embarcadero in San Francisco awaiting the torch along the planned relay route. It was a sunny day,...

The Cultural Revolution and Beyond РWei Jingsheng (魏京生)

Wei Jingsheng (È≠è‰∫¨Áîü) is one of China’s best-known democracy and human rights activists, now living in the U.S.. This article is based on his presentation at Living Without Freedom, May 5-6, 2007. From Foreign Policy Research Institute website: … During my 18 years in prison, I was kept in strictly solitary confinement for three years. […]



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.