The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Grace | Dec 2, 2017
Zhang Yang, the former head of the Central Military Commission’s political work...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 7, 2010
The Guardian takes a look at the case of Yang Kuansheng, the deputy mayor of Wugang, Hunan, who died from an apparent suicide last year but whose wife suspects he was actually the victim of murder: Her lawyer said the family had...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 20, 2008
According to recently released statistics about the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, more than 19,000 people died in schools that collapsed in the disaster. From Reuters: The deaths of children, many buried under ruins of shoddily...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 26, 2008
From the Nanfang Daily, translated by Dr. David Kelly, China Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney: It has been confirmed to me by authoritative channels that on August 2, Wu Jianping, Chief of the Food Production...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 5, 2007
The Communist Party has decided to expel Tianjin official Song Pingshun, nearly a month after he committed suicide. From China in Transition blog: Corruptions of Mr. Song were confirmed by the disciplinary commission of the Party, including keeping mistress and abusing his power to gain illegitimate benefits for his mistress, Xinhua reported. He committed suicide […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 10, 2007
The Black and White Cat blog (via ESWN) points out that the details about the apparent suicide of a Tianjin official are less than clear, and that Xinhua followed its standard operating procedure by releasing the news close to midnight on Friday: By now, everyone appears to agree that Song Pingshun, the chairman of the […]
by Sophie Beach | Jan 18, 2006
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: An official in charge of economic development in Zhejiang, the mainland’s richest province, has jumped to his death from his office building amid an investigation by the provincial anti-graft watchdog. Shi Jiuwu, director of the provincial Development and Reform Commission, is the latest in a series […]
by Sophie Beach | Jan 4, 2006
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A deputy governor of Hunan apparently tried to kill himself at his home in Changsha last week after being questioned by inspectors from Beijing, making him the most senior official in the country to attempt suicide. Sources said Zheng Maoqing, 60, had been admitted to hospital […]
CDT in the News
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods