Mao era

On 100th Anniversary of CCP, Xi Declares Triumph of Socialism

On July 1, weeks of secretive preparations for the Party’s centenary culminated in a massive ceremony in Tiananmen Square punctuated by a martial speech delivered by Xi Jinping. Xi warned that anyone who dare bully, oppress, or...

Revisiting China Under Mao

In an interview with The New York Times’ Ian Johnson, sociologist Andrew G. Walder,...

Police Silence Visitors to Executed Dissident’s Grave

Monday marked the 45th anniversary of the execution of Lin Zhao, a dissident who wrote criticisms of the government in her own blood while in prison. Despite her official rehabilitation in 1981, visitors to her grave have faced...

CCTV Pre-Execution Spectacle Polarizes Viewers

Drug lord Naw Kham and three other foreigners were executed in Kunming on Friday for the 2011 killings of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River. State broadcaster CCTV aired the prisoners’ final hours, together with...

An Appreciation of Physicist Fang Lizhi

Physicist Fang Lizhi, who died in April, became most widely known for his year-long refuge in the American embassy in Beijing, beginning on June 5th, 1989. In China Quarterly and the Forum on International Physics Newsletter,...

Photos: China’s Cultural and Economic Revolutions

At The New York Times’ Lens blog, Sim Chi Yin talks to Li Zhensheng, who worked as a photojournalist in Heilongjiang during the Cultural Revolution. Li describes how, after initially being caught up in the excitement of...

Wen Pushes Reform as Transition Draws Near

Giving the final National People’s Congress (NPC) news conference of his 10-year tenure before a leadership transition which is expected to begin later this year, Premier Wen Jiabao argued that China must enact bold...



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.