According to a report by Yang Fan for RFA, a teacher in Hubei was dismissed after reposting an...
Sep 22, 2014
China Rural Library, a grass-roots non-profit group promoting literacy and education in...
Sep 5, 2012
At The International Herald Tribune, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports on the Beijing International Book Fair. Despite official restrictions, the Chinese book market is now the world’s largest, with 7.7 billion volumes...
Apr 28, 2011
In the New York Review of Books, Nobel Prize-winning Economist Amartya Sen looks at the rapid economic growth in India, which some say may surpass that of China, and discusses comparisons between India and China on basic...
Jan 12, 2011
Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, celebrated his 106th birthday (January 13th) with two cakes, one shaped like a typewriter and the other like a copy of his latest book. Among the enormous changes he has witnessed since his...
Oct 2, 2009
Fast Company created a graphic delineating the statistical differences in a number of areas between China in 1949 and in 2009: See the full version here.
May 6, 2009
In order to build up cultural services for its farmers, Yunnan Province has publicized a regulation that “on average each farmer [should read] one book annually, [watch] one drama per quarter and [participate] in one...
May 15, 2007
The Los Angeles Times writes about a government report which declares that life is getting better for the country’s women: Since the implementation of two programs aimed at improving the lives of women and children in 2001, more than 4 million rural women have been lifted out of poverty, according to Huang. Women’s average life […]
Apr 2, 2007
From CNN News: The number of people in China who can’t read has shot up to 116 million, wiping out years of hard-won gains against illiteracy as rural poor leave the farm and school for work in the city, state media said Monday. Migrant workers in China’s urban centers do not have access to public […]
CDT in the News
- China Brief – Much Cause But Little Recourse For Popular Discontent
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – Young people living in and outside China fight to keep spirit of ‘white paper’ protests alive
- ASPI – Singing from the CCP’s songsheet: The role of foreign influencers in China’s propaganda system
- Lacuna Magazine – Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction
- Sinocism – Sharp China: The Foreign Influencer Ecosystem; Money Flowing Out of China; Xi’s Exit Strategy; A Mao YouTube Controversy (11.29.2023)