Late in the evening on Tuesday, June 6, WeChat simultaneously deleted dozens of LGBTQ+-related public accounts. A number of these were run by student groups at China’s most prestigious universities, and had operated for years...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 21, 2021
The Chinese Psychiatric Association de-listed homosexuality as a mental disorder in 2001, effectively de-legitimizing “conversion therapy,” but the pseudo-science of “correcting” people’s sexual...
by Joseph Brouwer | Oct 28, 2020
Although homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and delisted as a psychiatric disorder in 2001, the Chinese LGBTQ+ community continues to face discrimination and marginalization from both the Chinese state and Chinese society....
by Josh Rudolph | May 23, 2018
After recent moves by authorities to push back against the growing visibility of LGBT groups in the media, China’s LGBT rights advocates tread incredibly cautiously in organizing activities to observe this year’s...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 5, 2018
The New York Times’ Raymond Zhong reported this week on a popular news, blog, and...
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