Voters in several cities across China are heading to the polls this month to elect deputies for...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 3, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 12, 2011
In recent months, citizens have taken to social media to declare their independent candidacies for local election. As a result of the recent government clampdown on these candidates, none were elected as a district level...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 9, 2011
The Chinese government, through its official media, has put limits on moves by activists and others who have declared their independent candidacies for local elections, though it may not yet signal an end to the movement. From...
by Sophie Beach | May 25, 2005
From Radio Free Asia, via Asia Times: In a grass-roots exercise in democracy, about 18 cities, provinces and districts throughout China are gearing up for elections to change their village chiefs. There is no room for the brother of a former Tiananmen democracy activist, though.
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods