Wei Zhou is a rare voice in the world of WeChat public accounts, keeping his critiques of contemporary Chinese society just vague enough to stave off censorship (most of the time), yet relevant enough to amass a steady...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 22, 2008
Vishakha N. Desai, president of the Asia Society, writes in Lebanon’s Daily Star (via Project Syndicate): On August 8, 2008, the world watched with awe the amazing spectacle of the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing. We...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 21, 2008
The New York Times reviews a new book by Zhang Lijia: Lijia Zhang is a child of the 1980s. In “
by Sophie Beach | Apr 6, 2007
From the Washington Post: Divorce, once nearly unheard of in China, has become more common than ever as women such as Wu gain financial independence and shrug off the diminishing stigma of leaving their husbands. Legal barriers to divorce have fallen away — couples needed permission from their employers until just four years ago — […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 16, 2005
From the AP, via the Los Angeles Times: In a speech evoking bodybuilding, civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the power of the individual, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged a university audience in China to emerge from the constraints of their political system and attain success in the global world. “America is a nation that believes […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China