A new report from Amnesty International (PDF) examines China’s forced evictions, a major source of social unrest. Heavy debts incurred to finance stimulus projects encourage local governments to sell off land, which...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 15, 2011
The Associated Press reports that a group of farmers petitioning for land seizure compensation were arrested and physically restrained for days to deny them access to visiting US Vice President Joe Biden: The farmers, all women...
by Samuel Wade | May 27, 2011
Charles Custer marks the 500th post on the ChinaGeeks blog in a subdued fashion, reflecting on the Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi and the widespread anger that has led many Chinese to sympathise with him. Originally, I had planned...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 16, 2010
According to a Xinhua report, the compensation rate for wrongful imprisonment will increase: China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) Friday ordered prosecutors to compensate victims of wrongful imprisonment at a...
by Sophia Cao | Jul 17, 2007
From Asia Times Online: In China, the production of fake goods is so rampant that there is a saying that “everything can be forged”. Indeed, forgery is not limited to manufactured goods. “Faking it” is easily transferred to social and legal arenas, such as divorce court. In recent years, the number of media-reported fake divorce […]
by Michael Zhao | May 8, 2006
From the Los Angeles Times (link): Farmer Yan Shihai was happily married for more than 30 years. Then late last year, seemingly out of the blue, the 57-year-old grandfather and his loving wife got a divorce. Within months, all three of his adult children and their spouses also split up. So did almost every other […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”