In early December, President Xi Jinping declared that China had eliminated absolute poverty. His announcement was the culmination of a years-long campaign that sought to raise the annual income of every person in China’s...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 2, 2008
The Christian Science Monitor reports on the fate of villagers who tried to recall their elected village council, according to a process outlines in the village democracy law, over suspected corruption in a land deal: Huiguan, a...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 11, 2005
From the Guardian: Mr Lu was beaten when he took the Guardian’s Shanghai correspondent to Taishi, the focus of a campaign by locals and civil rights activists to unseat the village chief, who they have accused of corruption… Mr Lu said yesterday that he knew it was dangerous, and that he was used to the […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 22, 2005
From Interfax: A well-known Chinese BBS (bulletin board system) has decided to put an stop to heated public discussions about grassroots democracy in a southern Chinese village and the brutal murder of four people by a migrant worker in Ningxia. The Yannan Community posted an official announcement on Wednesday September 21, urging all forum administrators […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”