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...
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...
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 […]
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
- 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