Discontented with the ending of “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” during which the titular supervillain Gru and his partner-in-crime Wild Knuckles escape arrest alongside three yellow bean-shaped minions, China’s censors gave it...
retroactive film censorship
Latest Targets of Hong Kong Censorship Include Films, Publishers, and Pro-Transparency Social Media Pages
Aug 18, 2022
Over two years after the National Security Law went into effect, government censorship continues to stifle free expression in Hong Kong. Authorities have recently taken measures to conceal from the public various books, films,...
Mar 25, 2022
In recent weeks, Tibet-focused media outlets have reported that Tsewang Norbu, a popular young singer, died after self-immolating in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. CDT was unable to independently confirm the reports and...
Feb 8, 2022
Tencent’s streaming service has restored the original ending of “Fight Club”—undoing their own cuts after facing widespread international and domestic ridicule over their edit to the 1999 cult classic. Earlier...
Five-year Prison Terms for Hong Kong Students Deepen Fears of Retroactive Use of National Security Law
Oct 20, 2021
On Tuesday, five former students of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were each sentenced to almost five years in prison for their involvement in protests against the National Security Law in November 2019. One of the...
CDT in the News
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- Discourse Power – Jan. 23, 2023 Newsletter
- Sinocism newsletter (1/18/2023) – Xi’s Spring Festival video chat; Han Zheng to be the next VP?; Janet Yellen and Liu He meet; Wow mess
- The Economist (Drum Tower newsletter) – What our journalists are reading
- RFA – China slaps exit ban on wife of shuttered Shanghai political bookstore owner