CDT has long celebrated irreverent online humor in China, commissioning and publishing cartoons,...
by Sandra Severdia | Nov 23, 2011
On November 17, Zhang Quanling (张泉灵), a CCTV news anchor, posted the following tweet using her Sina Weibo account: @Zhang Quanling: @Xu Shengyi is one of our foreign correspondents. Bin Laden died soon after she arrived in the...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 13, 2011
At Foreign Policy, Eric Abrahams describes the fall and rise of humour in the People’s Republic: … China’s educational policy and official pronouncements did not stray far from this pattern of value statements...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 28, 2010
USA Today reports on online political humor in China as an outlet for dissatisfaction with the status quo: Coded language is common in Chinese cyberspace, not just to reduce the risk of official retribution, but also to show off...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 6, 2009
The following painting and “poem” are posted on many blogs and other social media sites*, such as here, here and here. 阳春三月欲赏花 还须翻墙到邻家 闲来把酒煮河蟹 马勒戈壁草泥马 I want to enjoy the flowers in the beautiful March Must climb...
by sjia | Oct 10, 2008
Chinese bloggers are now making fun of Peter Mandelson, the British Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory Reform, by making comparisons between two recent pieces of news. Oct. 6 from the Telegraph, The new...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods