“The people have sharp eyes.” (“群众的眼睛是雪亮的.”) This Communist Party slogan was heavily used during the Cultural Revolution, an era in which citizens were incentivized to spy on and even falsely accuse family and neighbors of being disloyal to authority. More than 50 years after that tumultuous era...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 27, 2013
Residents of Huangdao, the district of Qingdao where an oil pipeline explosion last Friday has...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 14, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 2, 2012
A Shandong court has rejected an attempt by Chen Guangcheng’s brother’s to sue local authorities for bursting into his home in the middle of the night to search for the missing activist. During the incident, Chen...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 7, 2012
The village of Dongshigu, where Chen Guangcheng and his family were held under illegal house arrest, became infamous for its elaborate system of walls, guards, floodlights and cameras designed to keep Chen in and visitors out....
by Samuel Wade | May 1, 2012
Hu Jia, an activist who was detained for over 24 hours after meeting with the escaped Chen Guangcheng last week, has said that police admitted during his questioning that Chen and his supporters had done nothing wrong in the...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 9, 2011
Activist Chen Guangcheng and his family remain under house arrest in southern Shandong province, and a stream of supporters continue efforts to gain access to them. As Chen’s birthday (this Saturday, November 12th)...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 30, 2011
The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick explains how the air in Beijing can be “slightly polluted” according to Chinese measurements, but “beyond index” (formerly “crazy bad”) according to...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 11, 2011
A Global Times editorial on the house arrest of Chen Guangcheng and his family concedes that the local government which is imprisoning him should be more forthcoming. But foreign observers, it argues, have backed the authorities...
by Kate Zhao | Aug 24, 2007
From BBC News: The wife of a jailed human rights activist in China has been prevented from leaving the country to pick up an award on his behalf, friends say. Yuan Weijing had been due to travel to the Philippines to collect a...
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