Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT...
Apr 14, 2013
China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs has ordered an investigation of instructions to tear down buildings at a Buddhist temple complex in Xi’an. The controversial demolitions were ordered in preparation...
Sep 19, 2011
A survey of officials’ luxury watches has been censored on Sina Weibo, despite attracting praise from Xinhua for its inventive unmasking of corruption: the watches’ enormous price tags strongly suggest...
Jul 7, 2011
Author Ma Jian tells The Wall Street Journal which five writers he’d most like to meet: Franz Kafka “To me, Kafka is the most alive of dead writers, no doubt because of his acute understanding of the modern...
Apr 29, 2007
TIME magazine Beijing correspondent Simon Elegant noticed something in common in the following two pictures: Is it just us or does the just-released design of the Olympic Torch look amazingly like….. Jingubang (ÈáëÁÆçÊ£í), the magic cudgel carried by the legendary Sun Wukong, Sage of Emptiness and Monkey King?Jodi Xu of our Beijing bureau thinks so. […]
Apr 28, 2007
The Independent reports on a unique attempt to draw tourists: The city of Chongqing in south-west China – the world’s biggest city by some estimates with 32 million people – is planning to build a town dedicated to women in its Shuangqiao district. The municipal motto is “Women are never wrong” and the project will […]
Mar 25, 2007
The Independent reports on renewed interest worldwide in the Chinese legend of The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong: The Monkey King is the main character in “Journey to the West“, a ribald Chinese folk tale by Wu Cheng’en, written more than 500 years ago during the Ming Dynasty and hugely popular ever since. It seems […]
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