The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Scott Greene | May 8, 2013
A large protest broke out near a shopping mall in southern Beijing on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old migrant worker, according to Edward Wong of The New York Times, who reported that hundreds of police...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 21, 2013
In 2003, Zhang Gaoping and his nephew Zhang Hui confessed to the rape and murder of Wang Dong, a 17-year-old girl the two had picked up while passing through Zhejiang province. Both were incarcerated until late last month, when...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 6, 2013
In 2011, the death of a toddler after being hit by a car while bystanders stood by but didn’t help generated outrage on Chinese social media and raised questions about Good Samaritanism in Chinese society. These questions...
by Scott Greene | Feb 21, 2013
A Chinese octogenarian is reportedly facing trial for a murder he committed during the Cultural Revolution, according to The Telegraph’s Tom Phillips: The defendant, from Zhejiang province in east China, was accused of...
by Scott Greene | Feb 19, 2013
The Financial Times reported last week that the parents of American electronics engineer Shane Todd, who died mysteriously in Singapore just before he was due to leave his job and return to the U.S. last summer, believe he was...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 30, 2013
Two Tibetans accused of inciting self-immolations were sentenced on Thursday. Following a trial held last Saturday, the two were convicted of intentional homicide in line with a legal ruling issued last month. Lorang Konchok,...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 6, 2012
CDT previously reported on the murder of Chinese sailors on the Mekong River and on the following investigation. Chinese state media reports the principal suspect and three others in the attack have been sentenced to death, from...
by Scott Greene | Aug 21, 2012
With Gu Kailai’s murder trial and conviction yesterday, leftist allies of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai remain adamant that he and his wife are victims of a conspiracy to curb his political rise and have...
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