After making history at the beginning of this month by becoming the first Asian woman to win best director for her movie “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao was initially showered with praise from Chinese state media. That was...
Minitrue Diary, January 18, 2020: Naming Rights & Subjects’ Complaints Over Women’s Volleyball Biopic
by Samuel Wade | Sep 29, 2020
CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020,...
by Cindy | Jun 29, 2016
Award-winning Tibetan director Pema Tseden has been hospitalized since Monday with injuries...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 20, 2013
Edward Wong of the New York Times recently spoke with film director Jia Zhangke, whose new movie,...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 26, 2013
Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定), a film containing enough violence for critics to have conjured thoughts of Tarantino, won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Just prior to taking the prize, Jia told...
by 不忘初心 | Nov 26, 2012
On Saturday, a Chinese film, Beijing Blues, won the best film award at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival, the “Chinese-language Oscars”. From the Associated Press: “Beijing Blues” portrays the lives of the...
by Liu Yong | Aug 2, 2008
From Digital Content Producer: At 17, Daming Chen was expelled from the Peking Opera School for fighting with the principal’s son. He was acquitted, but he could not return to school. In 1988, he graduated from Beijing’s...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 3, 2005
From the New York Times: Wen Guiyu thinks back to three years ago, when she and her mother came here from her small hometown in Hebei Province, after a 12-hour train ride. Arriving at their destination on Xi Tu Cheng Road, Ms. Wen recalls seeing masses of people – “10,000 of them.” Like her, the […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China