Zhang Zhan, lawyer-turned-citizen journalist who documented the lockdown of Wuhan at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, has been jailed for four years for her reporting. She was the fourth citizen journalist to be arrested and...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 1, 2014
Following the violence between police and protesters at Admiralty, Hong Kong, on Sunday and...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 21, 2013
With the former flood of news about fallen Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai slowing to a trickle, rumors have rushed in to fill the gap, even in China’s own state media. According to some of the more recent mutterings,...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 27, 2012
Dharamshala-based Phayul.com reports than an 86th Tibetan self-immolation took place on Tuesday evening, marking the 24th this month. Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa town,...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 12, 2009
Danwei translates a Beijing Times report on a detainee in a district jail in Beijing who died after carrying out a hunger strike. His wife was not told where her husband was being held until she was notified of his death: The...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 6, 2006
From the International Herald Tribune (link): Over the past two years, China has escalated beatings, imprisonment and harassment of dissenters: intellectuals, social and economic justice activists, journalists and even farmers who attempt to present their grievances to authorities. Many Westerners might never have heard about the recent attacks if not for the response of a […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 24, 2006
From Reuters (link): Chinese police have rounded up at least eight democracy campaigners involved in hunger strikes that have spread to more than 16 provinces, a leading activist said on Friday. Most of those detained in the past 10 days had gone on hunger strikes to protest what they call increasingly violent harassment of dissidents […]
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