The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 20, 2014
In an extract from his book The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China at Inside Story,...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 1, 2013
Before President Xi Jinping assumed power in March, he promised to crack down on corruption at all levels of the Chinese government. Since then, 2,290 officials have been disciplined in a frugality campaign, official statistics...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 30, 2013
A roundup of online political cartoons from the past week. Click any image to launch gallery view. Want more? Check out CDT Chinese’s Sunday series, Empire Illustrated (图说天朝). Rock singer Wu Hongfei wrote on Weibo that she would...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 10, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 12, 2013
At Caixin, Shanghai-based lawyer Ding Jinkun expresses doubts about the trial on Sunday of former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, whose prosecution for corruption helped bring about the ministry’s dismantling earlier this...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 10, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: In reporting on the case of former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 9, 2013
Former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun has been formally charged with corruption and abuse of power. Liu was removed from his post in February 2011 and has been the subject of a corruption investigation over the past two years....
by Scott Greene | Nov 5, 2012
While eager observers will have to wait a little longer to find out who will make up the revamped Politburo Standing Committee, China’s much-anticipated leadership transition officially kicked off over the weekend as the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 15, 2012
In the New Yorker, Evan Osnos has written an in-depth exploration of the July 2011 train crash in Wenzhou, which killed 40 people and generated online outrage over the government’s handling of the tragedy. Osnos pieces...
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