This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Beijing for a three-day visit with top Chinese officials, including Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang. The visit enabled Xi to upgrade bilateral relations with...
Mar 23, 2023
On Wednesday, Xi Jinping concluded a three-day visit to Moscow, where he reaffirmed his friendship with Vladimir Putin and their respective counties’ “no limits” partnership, both of which have weathered Russia’s war against...
Mar 2, 2023
Days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Xi Jinping declared a “no-limits” partnership with Vladimir Putin. At the one-year anniversary of the invasion, Xi’s diplomatic and military engagements display resolute...
Sep 16, 2022
This week, Xi Jinping traveled to Central Asia in his first trip abroad in over two and a half years. On Wednesday, he visited Kazakhstan, and on Thursday and Friday he visited Uzbekistan to attend the summit of the Shanghai...
Aug 12, 2022
Two years and four months after whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang’s death from COVID-19, the “Wailing Wall” that emerged in the comments under his last Weibo post continues to serve as a repository for the hopes, dreams,...
China Plays Mediator in the Horn of Africa, Leverages Local Media to Reinforce Narrative of Benevolence
Jun 28, 2022
The Chinese government has been courting the Global South to advance its image as a responsible guarantor of international security and development. Last week, China took the initiative by hosting the first China-Horn of Africa...
Mar 16, 2022
The third installation in CDT’s series of international Women’s Day protest art focuses on public banners and other artwork. Many of the banners come from college campuses, where some male students have invented a March 7...
Mar 1, 2022
Over two years after Dr. Li Wenliang’s death from COVID-19, the “Wailing Wall” attached to his Weibo account continues to act as a repository for the thoughts, hopes, fears and opinions of countless Chinese citizens. CDT editors...
Sep 3, 2015
Rebel Pepper offers his interpretation of the message delivered by President Xi Jinping (aka...
Dec 9, 2010
In response to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to dissident Liu Xiaobo, a group of Chinese created an alternative prize called the Confucius Peace Prize, which the Global Times heralded as, “a weapon in the battle of...
Apr 15, 2006
From Reuters via the New York Times (link): Days before a summit with President Bush in Washington, Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao called on Sunday for talks between China and Taiwan as soon as possible to maintain peace in the region. China and Taiwan should “resume talks on an equal footing as soon as […]
Aug 20, 2005
From The Taipei Times: The house where I live in Chiayi is just a few kilometers away from one of the country’s major air force bases, with F-16s practicing take-offs and landings almost seven days a week, and flying high above the southwestern plains here with ear-piercing roars. I don’t mind the sound of the […]
May 4, 2005
From Xinhuanet: Visiting Chinese Kuomintang Party (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan said here Monday that he hoped the Taiwan authorities would actively prepare for negotiations with the mainland to end the state of hostility across the Taiwan Straits. Lien told a press conference that top leaders of the KMT and the Communist Party of China (CPC) […]
Mar 20, 2005
From The Financial Express: In recent weeks, China announced a 12.6% hike in defence spending, America’s CIA director, Porter Goss, testified about a worsening military balance in the Taiwan Strait and President George W Bush pleaded with Europeans not to lift their embargo on arms sales to China. Yet, Chinese leaders speak of China’s “peaceful […]
Nov 13, 2004
From the Big News Network: “The Chinese military has said it developed a radar surveillance aircraft and has been testing the first models for deployment in the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese airborne warning and control system, known as AWACS, uses advanced radar systems mounted on a Russian-made Il-76 transport aircraft, the Washington Post reported Saturday. […]
CDT in the News
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos
- The Guardian – Chinese state media censors itself after highlighting poem about corrupt leaders
- ASPI Daily Tech and Cyber Digest – Meta’s ‘biggest single takedown’ removes Chinese influence campaign | Japan’s cyber security agency suffers months-long breach | FBI, partners dismantle Qakbot infrastructure
- Atlantic Council – Chinese discourse power: Capabilities and impact
- VOA – Chinese Social Media Platforms Fail to Control Racism Against Black People: Report