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Sharper Eyes: Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)

“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...

Sharper Eyes: Shandong to Xinjiang (Part 3)

This is the third part of CDT’s Sharper Eyes series. See also “Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)” and “Sharp Eyes Project Map (Part 2).”  In previous posts, CDT introduced the background of the...

Mounting Harassment of Chen Guangcheng’s Family

Authorities in Shandong have marked the anniversary of Chen Guangcheng’s escape from illegal house arrest with a mounting campaign of harassment against the family members he left behind, according to his brother Chen...

Shadow Remains Over Chen Guangcheng’s Village

Despite some relief in Chen Guangcheng’s home village of Dongshigu following the sudden disappearance last weekend of its heavy security presence, residents remain cautious as local authorities maintain a more low-key...

Chen Guangcheng’s Former Prison Evaporates

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....

Chen’s “Suffering Beyond Imagination”

Largely silent since his departure from China, Chen Guangcheng has begun to speak out in interviews about his detention and escape, reiterating his hopes for an investigation of the Linyi local government and his fears for those...

Chen Guangcheng’s Supporters Face Reprisals

While Chen Guangcheng remains under guard in Beijing’s Chaoyang Hospital, awaiting permission to travel with his family to the United States, a broad range of reprisals have been visited upon his family and supporters...

Chen Guangcheng “Can Apply to Study Abroad”

Chinese authorities announced on Friday that Chen Guangcheng would be allowed to apply to study abroad, suggesting a possible accommodation of his new wish to spend time in the US. He remains isolated in Beijing’s Chaoyang...

Batman Star’s Visit to Chen Guangcheng Blocked

‘Batman’ star Christian Bale was involved in a scuffle and ensuing car chase during an unsuccessful attempt to visit detained activist Chen Guangcheng on Thursday. The incident was captured by the CNN crew which...

For Light, For Time: Visiting Chen Guangcheng

Controversy over Relativity Media’s shoot near the site of Chen Guangcheng’s house arrest has continued to spread, with reports at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, among others, as well...

Hollywood Shoot Near Detention Site Under Fire

Relativity Media, the studio behind films such as The Social Network, has come under heavy fire for shooting in Shandong’s Linyi prefecture, near the site of activist Chen Guangcheng’s illegal house arrest. From...

Don't Turn a Village Into a Pressure Cooker

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...

China Block On Wife Of Activist – BBC News

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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