Since Deng Xiaoping initiated market reforms over three decades ago, China has transformed from an...
Sep 20, 2013
The Guardian’s Jonathan Kaiman visits a herder-turned-shaman who acts as a “short...
Aug 3, 2013
Tash Aw, a writer born in Taipei who grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to England, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel, “Five Star Billionaire,” a fictional self-help book for social climbers...
Jul 20, 2013
Returning to Beijing after a few years away, NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reports that traditionally polite questions like “how are you” and “have you eaten” no longer fit the bill. Now his main question...
Mar 30, 2008
Jeffrey N Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, writes on OpenDemocracy.org: The Chinese government’s plans for the Olympic games did not include a revolt in Tibet. The immediate...
Jul 1, 2007
From Asia Times: When one of China’s top leaders in charge of the country’s architectural landscape recently berated Chinese cities for their breathless rush towards modernity, none deserved the reprimand more than Shanghai. This most forward-looking city in China is in a quandary. Driven by its overpowering desire to modernize, Shanghai wants to forge a […]
Apr 12, 2007
From Asia Times: To maintain equilibrium between the different components of the Chinese world and to ensure that one-fifth of mankind lives in decent material conditions are the two main tasks of China’s leadership. These are also two major contributions to global stability. As China opens to the global village, one believes – and often […]
Jan 28, 2007
Some new, weird numbers to chew on. From Shanghai Youth Daily via sina.com.cn, translated by CDT: A recently released paper, China Modernization Report 2007 (‰∏≠ÂõΩÁé∞‰ª£ÂåñÊä•Âëä2007), predicts that China will fully complete its “first modernization” by 2015, based on the growth rate between 1980 and 2004, meaning in eight years China will be as rich as […]
Jul 17, 2006
From Zhouhai.com: Industry provides the impetus for social development. The industrial stablishments upon which modern civilization is built-such as steel-making,imposes a heavy toll on those who take part in the process. These people form the very basis of an enormous infrastructure;yet,they are also seen as outcasts having to endure pain, physical or mental,in this great […]
CDT in the News
- Mind Matters – Xi’an Lockdown: Beijing Continues to Pursue “Zero-Covid”
- News.com.au – China’s Covid zero policy is floundering against Omicron
- The Wire China – Open Source
- PBS Newshour – Examining the human toll of China’s stringent COVID policy
- Wainao – Hu Xijin’s retirement, the future after the “flattering era”