This series is a month-by-month recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government...
by dwang | Sep 1, 2009
After a probationary period of 5 years, China’s table tennis sports officials are allowing Wang Hao, the men’s singles world champion, to date a fellow athlete. From The Guardian: After years of punishing training...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 6, 2008
The New York Times reports on a new competition between mainland China and Taiwan – over a ping-pong table: Outside, the tropical heat of southern Taiwan seems to wither even the palm trees, while inside, the players break...
by Meredith Godwin | Mar 4, 2008
From The Canadian Press: China claimed a sweeping victory at the World Table Tennis Championship in Guangzhou. The tournament was considered a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming Olympic Games. China’s men’s team beat South...
by Meredith Godwin | Mar 1, 2008
China’s men’s table tennis team proved their dominance, beating Hong Kong to advance to the Sunday finals at the World Table Tennis Championship in Guangzhou. China will face South Korea, whose game was sharp enough to oust the...
by Gao Fei | May 29, 2007
A story about the conundrum facing the Chinese table tennis team: while it finds itself in a “new golden age,” it worries that other countries might lose interest in the sport. From Reuters, via China Daily: China’s absolute domination of the table tennis world championships has sparked more calls for the country to help develop […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 27, 2007
You don’t have to go to China to find a world where champions are legend, and dreams rise or fall with the bounce of a little ball, from the Washington Post: THE OPPONENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NET, the one talking to his racquet at this moment, is a nobody in the sport, […]
by Michael Zhao | May 20, 2006
From China Daily via People’s Daily online (link): Chinese Olympic table tennis champion Chen Qi says he feels like a “new person” after completing the last set of punishments for losing his temper in an international competition. The 21-year-old had already made an open apology, was drilled in a military boot camp and handed out […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- 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