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Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Strength of Free Speech

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab depicts the power of free speech, shown here cracking the Great Firewall. The Strength of Free Speech, by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT: Read...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Frogs in the Well

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on prospects for political reform in China by alluding to a Chinese fable about the frog in the well (井底之蛙). According to the fable, which...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Bo Xilai in Dreamland

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab depicts the upcoming trial of disgraced Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai, who has recently been charged with embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power....

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Mr. Cage

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab responds to the recent detention of activist and lawyer Xu Zhiyong and others who have called on authorities to disclose their finances. In the...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Behind the Wall

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on Beijing’s policies toward ethnic minorities. President Xi Jinping, depicted as a dishonest Pinocchio, is declaring the official...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Barbed Wire

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab honors the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China by commenting on the status of freedom of thought and expression in the...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场):The Unsinkable

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab shifts his focus to recent economic news, and asks whether an economic crisis will sink the “Chinese Dream.” The captain of the ship...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Human, Rights

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on the recent detention of filmmaker Du Bin as well as the ongoing house arrest of Liu Xia, wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, and others...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Torches

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab honors of the memory of June 4, 1989. In his cartoon, three torches reach up and catch alight an image of a fire extinguisher in Tiananmen Square....

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Nightmare of the Pen

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on the situation for freedom of expression under the new administration of Xi Jinping. One lone pen wanders among a crowd of censors’...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Things We Believe In

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab continues his Orwellian theme to comment on prospects for political reform under President Xi Jinping. This cartoon is inspired by a People’s...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Chicken Republic

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab looks at the recent directive listing seven topics that are off-limits for academics to discuss in the classroom: “freedom of the press, a civil...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Chinese Patient

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab depicts China as a dragon, ailing in a hospital. Three doctors hover around, giving advice, which echoes a line from President Xi Jinping: “We...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Rotten Tree

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on President Xi Jinping’s stated commitment to rooting out corruption, while also targeting activists who call for the declaration of...

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