Over 50 million people are under some form of lockdown across China as the country struggles with its single biggest coronavirus outbreak since Wuhan in 2020. All of Jilin Province has been put under lockdown, as have the cities...
Jan 25, 2022
Beijing’s glaring wealth inequality became the talk of the nation after a chart comparing two coronavirus patients’ daily itineraries went viral last week. One patient lived a life of sheer luxury, while the other worked over 30...
Jun 5, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak in China highlighted the nation’s huge “digital divide”—the uneven distribution of information technology’s accessibility, use, and impact between different socioeconomic and demographic groups. At the...
Mar 18, 2014
At The New York Times, writer Yu Hua describes how Chinese people today avoid the language of...
Oct 1, 2005
From The Washington Post: The Communist Party vowed Friday to spread the benefits of economic growth more fairly among all levels of Chinese society, seeking particularly to close the wide income gap between farmers and city dwellers. The pledge, issued by the Politburo, the country’s top policymaking body, was seen in part as a response […]
Nov 25, 2004
From today’s New York Times: China’s growing material wealth has eluded the countryside, home to two-thirds of its population. But there is a bull market in sects and cults competing for souls. That has alarmed the authorities, who seem uncertain whether the spread of religion or its systematic repression does more to turn peasants against […]
Dec 11, 2003
This is not about Internet, but China. I got up early this morning (5 am) and the first unopened email in my mailbox was this link, sent from an emailing list I subscribed. It is a collection of photographs of poor and disadvantaged people in China, posted in one of the China’s literature BBSs. I […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends