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Interview: Josh Chin on China’s Surveillance State

The CCP has become synonymous with surveillance. On an increasingly authoritarian trajectory, Xi Jinping has bet his and the Party’s longevity on its ability to not only neutralize challenges to authority but also anticipate...

From CDT Chinese: Top Ten Memes of 2021

Editor’s Note: As we enter 2022, CDT has compiled a special series of features for our readers, offering a look back at the people, events, controversies, memes and sensitive words that defined the past year. Some of this...

Translation: Why Did Clubhouse Have To Die?

Audio social-networking app Clubhouse has been banned in China since Monday evening. Much has been written in English language media about the explosion in popularity in China that preceded its ban, lamenting its...

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