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Censored Essay: Peter Hessler Sells His Car

Acclaimed writer Peter Hessler is selling his car in Chengdu, after being forced to leave China in 2021. Online, the sale of his Honda CRV has spurred a series of reflections on Hessler’s impact on China and on the closing of a...

Cost of Raising Children in China is World’s Second Highest

China’s population decline looks set to continue despite the possibility of a traditional Dragon-Year “baby bump” and signs of a post-pandemic uptick in marriage rates after nine successive years of decline. A recent report from...

Report Outlines Mechanisms of China’s Censorship Apparatus

This week, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released a report titled “Censorship Practices of the People’s Republic of China.” The report outlines the nature and reach of China’s censorship...

CDT Editors’ Picks: The Best of 2023

These are CDT editors’ selections of their favorite posts from CDT and elsewhere around the web over the course of 2023: Sophie Beach CDT Pick: Translation: The Women of “Salt Town,” by Cindy Carter I found this...

Online Influencers Promote Han “Colonization” in Xinjiang

European broadcasting outlet ARTE recently released a short investigative documentary titled “China: Colonization Influencers,” about influencers on Chinese social media who promote Han settlement in Xinjiang. The investigation...

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