An anonymous Chinese tech and politics blogger known as program-think (编程随想) has reportedly been detained in China after evading identification and arrest for more than 12 years. program-think, whose Blogspot posts included...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 8, 2013
At The Washington Post last week, Simon Denyer reported on the expansion of Beijing’s efforts to gather data on public opinion, both online and through surveys: [… T]he government is trying to understand public opinion on...
by samuel wade | Aug 12, 2011
David Cameron’s suggestion that individuals’ access to social media might be restricted to help contain future riots has prompted widespread comparisons with internet controls in China and elsewhere. Kenneth Roth of...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 12, 2010
Chi-Leung Lee translates a Changcheng Monthly (長城月報) report on the history of the Fifty Cent Party, originally authored by Zhang Lei. Via Interlocals: The term “net commentators” first appeared in the official website of Nanjing...
by Liu Yong | May 23, 2006
From Shanghaiist (link): OK now, if you are over 18 years old, you have high school education, you have used internet for more than three years, you know internet pretty well — sounds like us … we’re getting excited! — you think you can accurately express your opinions, and most importantly, you care about establishing […]
by Sophie Beach | May 8, 2006
From the International Herald Tribune (link): To her fellow students, Hu Yingying appears to be a typical undergraduate, plain of dress, quick with a smile and perhaps possessed of a little extra spring in her step, but otherwise decidedly ordinary. And for Hu, in her second year at Shanghai Normal University, coming across as ordinary […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 24, 2006
From Sohoxiaobao.com (translated by CDT): Shanghai Normal University set up a “BBS Guiding Team” yesterday. The BBS Guiding Team, composed of more than 500 trusted students, will act as the information policeman in the university’s 200 BBS. Shanghai Normal University BBS released a series of initiatives with “developing the socialistic sense of honor and disgrace” […]
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