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Phrase of the Week: Compare Fathers

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Wealth Rises in China with Increasing Social Cost

With the release of the most recent China “rich list,” it was discovered that the number of billionaires in China had doubled. Meanwhile, resentment is escalating among other members of Chinese society who are not on...

China’s “Symphony” of Privilege

After a simple traffic accident, the 15 year old son of acclaimed singer Li Shuangjiang attacked a couple in the vehicle hit.  China Media Project provides more background and a translation of an editorial from The Beijing News:...

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Chinese Netizen-Speak?

China Digital Times has added many new entries to the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and updated a number of older entries. Take this quiz to see how well you understand the colorful and constantly evolving language of China’s...

Zhang Ming: Microblogs Can’t Give Us Justice

Several recent cases have proven that online public opinion expressed through microblogs can help ensure some political accountability where otherwise none would exist (ie the Li Gang case). But for China Media Project, Zhang...

George Orwell’s China?

Hu Jintao has been keen to emphasize ‘fairness’ in China. But has the message reached the ears of many of the country’s officials?  Read the article in The Diplomat here: Over the Chinese New Year holiday, a crowd of passengers...

Tech Savvy Politics

While the world is transfixed by the Tahrir Square struggle in Cairo and the role of new media, China quietly removed “Egypt” as a searchable term on its web. Egypt has brought to the fore the challenges China’s next generation...

Arizona Shootings: Chinese Reactions

Evan Osnos’ Letter from China and the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report blog both look at Chinese reactions to the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and several others in Arizona on Saturday....

What Were China’s Top Stories in 2010?

China Media Project translates a list of the top ten stories of 2010 provided by People’s Daily for an online poll, and also adds in commentary from netizens (and their own top ten list): In the comments section at...

China’s Censors Misfire in Abuse-of-Power Case

The New York Times looks at the hit-and-run accident in which a girl from the countryside was killed in a hit-and-run accident. When the drunk driver of the car that hit her was stopped by security, he declared, “My father...

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