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Politics and Promotions Weigh On Chinese Academics

Life in Chinese academia is hard. Scholars are subject to twin pressures: politics and performance. Two recent cases—a professor’s lawsuit against Tsinghua University over wrongful dismissal connected to politically sensitive...

CDT Weekly, May 21-June 18

One animal more equal than others; Li Wenliang’s Wailing Wall; June 4 and Hong Kong; sexual assault and power; nationalism and fake news Welcome back to CDT’s usually weekly updates, also available as an email newsletter via...

U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name in China

At the Huffington Post, Joshua Hersh suggests that the US debt crisis is undermining the credibility of American government and the very principles it embodies. “These kinds of debates have been a constant in our political...

Beijing Trains Elite Journalists to Boost Media Clout

From the South China Morning Post, (registration required): In a bid to raise China’s voice on the world stage and compete with Western media, Beijing is planning to assign an elite team of 100 specially trained...



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