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Sizing Up China’s Cities

Amid a broad push for urbanization in China, Andrew Stokols explains how urban population figures...

Phrase of the Week: Temporary Residence

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Drawing the News: I’d Do It All Again

It’s tough out there for a government official in China. Cartoonist Dashixiong (@大尸凶的漫画) gives voice to the hardships one public servant endures in order to fulfill his duty.              ...

Frustrated “Lower-class” Parent Calls Out Classism

After a child in Shanghai received detention at school for failing to turn in a notice for a health insurance program his or her family did not qualify for, one of the child’s parents turned to the Internet to vent...

Ministry of Truth: Wang Dexue’s Tears

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by central government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: With regards to State Administration of Work Safety Vice...

China to “Speed Up” Hukou System Reform

The National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday that the government “will speed up” reform of China’s household registration or “hukou” system, following up on pledges by incoming...



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