The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 29, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: With regards to analysis and discussion of the new price fixing...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 24, 2011
The Financial Times reports on anger from truck drivers over rising fuel prices, which led to the recent strike at the Shanghai port: A strike by lorry drivers at Shanghai’s port led to pitched battles with security forces last...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 11, 2011
As China raised retail gas prices on April 7th for the second time this year, netizens mocked the NDRC (China’s National Development and Reform Commission) in this parody of an image from a CCTV broadcast. (Translated by...
by Michael Zhao | Jun 11, 2006
From Beijing Review: On May 23, gas attendant Xiao Yang was amazed by the scene he had not seen in the more than two years he has worked at a gas station in Beijing’s Chaoyang District. At about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, hundreds of vehicles lined up to top up their petrol tanks. He […]
by Sophia Cao | May 30, 2006
From Global Voices Online (link): Against the backdrop of falling international crude oil prices and the revaluation of the renminbi, the National Development and Reform Committee has once again enhanced the sales price of refined oil. Prices for #93 gasoline in greater Beijing are at an historical high. The explanation from the parties concerned is […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 22, 2005
From Knight-Ridder: As oil prices rise, carpooling is taking off in China’s biggest cities. But unlike in the West, authorities appear none too happy about it. Web sites that serve as bulletin boards for those who want to carpool have popped up and are drawing huge amounts of interest… As crude oil prices soar worldwide, […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 11, 2005
From the Australian: For the Beijing bureaucrats who control China’s petrol pump prices, the cloud cast by Hurricane Katrina over global oil markets is lined with silver. At least for now, Katrina’s disruption of the US refineries – not China’s voracious demand – is copping the blame for the global oil supply squeeze that sent […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”