One of Fang Fang’s most outspoken detractors had a change of heart when those she had maligned came to her aid. Li Dan, a 31-year-old woman from Sichuan, used to attack Fang Fang and her supporters incessantly. She was not...
by Joseph Brouwer | Dec 15, 2020
While various manifestations of China’s deepening authoritarianism have been well documented, the ideological frameworks underpinning it have tended not to receive as much attention as the thinking of those at odds with the...
by Anne Henochowicz | Oct 8, 2020
In July 2019, the philosopher and popular writer Byron Chen Chun went to Hong Kong to observe protests against proposed amendments to the Hong Kong extradition law which raised serious concerns that residents and even those...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 4, 2020
Retired Peking University sociology professor Zheng Yefu is known for his outspoken political views. In a recent essay that went viral on Chinese social media, Zheng argues that the Party’s attempts to protect and...
by Grace | Aug 8, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party has launched a new campaign aimed at “enhancing...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 26, 2013
Three Tibetan self-immolations have taken place in recent days, according to exile media, amid vigorous discussion of the protests and a continued crackdown by Chinese authorities. From Dharamsala-based Phayul.com: Tsezung Kyab,...
by Liu Yong | Nov 17, 2007
Translated by Michael Huang, from China Elections and Governance: China is currently experiencing a period of rapid social transformation. On the one hand, its social economy has scored tremendous achievements; on the other,...
by Sophia Cao | Jun 9, 2006
From Wu Zuolai blog, translated by CDT: President Hu Jintao went to Yunnan to inspect the life of the lower strata and encourage them to tell the truth, which is not only touching but also sad. What is touching is that the president wants to listen to the truth instead of lies (such as one […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 4, 2004
Here is an article criticizing public intellectuals from the November 25 People’s Daily after first appearing in Liberation Daily ten days earlier. The South China Morning Post also reported last week that the Propaganda Bureau had banned news reports about “public intellectuals.” David Cowhig summarized the recent People’s Daily article in English: “The very concept […]
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