The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Strictly delete any reposts,...
May Fourth Movement
by Samuel Wade | Oct 8, 2014
With the 25th anniversary of the 1989 June 4th crackdown still fresh in memory (at least outside...
by Sophie Beach | May 3, 2010
China Elections and Governance has translated an op-ed first published in the Southern Metropolis Weekly. THe editr in charge of publishing it was later removed from his post. The piece, by historian and newspaper columnist Hong...
by Sophie Beach | May 4, 2009
Danwei looks at domestic magazine coverage of the 90th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement: “Youth” is the day’s keyword. May 4 was designated National Youth Day in 1949 to commemorate the students in the...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2009
On openDemocracy, Jeffrey N Wasserstrom writes about boycotts in Chinese history and more recently: In the perspective both of China’s 20th-century history and its last year, the spreading language of boycott offers two...
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2005
In Japan Focus, Geremie Barme writes about the historical antecedents to the recent anti-Japan protests: One could say there is a certain pattern of the past discernable in the way the authorities have run these protests. We have long seen in China political campaigns and mass movements that follow a similar pattern or political logic… […]
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2005
On History News Network, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom writes: Western reports on the recent anti-Japanese protests by Chinese students have often stressed the need to pay attention to one sort of historical issue: ongoing controversies related to Japan’s treatment of its World War II atrocities. But to make sense fully of what has been going on […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 5, 2005
From The New York Times: Thousands of police officers in Beijing and Shanghai stood guard on Wednesday in a show of force to ensure that one of China’s most sensitive political anniversaries did not erupt into a new wave of angry protests against Japan. The May 4 anniversary, a pivotal date in defining modern Chinese […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”