CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020,...
Li Wenliang’s Wailing Wall
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 11, 2020
Wuhan Central Hospital ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang was punished for warning about a mysterious “SARS-like virus” before the Wuhan government or Beijing had acknowledged an emerging viral epidemic. Days later, while working...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 4, 2020
Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques of government policies and nationalistic support of...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 8, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All previously posted content on...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 15, 2020
Allegations that a well-connected corporate lawyer repeatedly raped a teenage girl he had guardianship over have generated outrage online after being reported by Chinese media last week. The now 18-year-old girl, using the...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 14, 2020
Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, was punished for warning family and colleagues about a mysterious “SARS-like virus” before either the Wuhan or central governments had...
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