Wen Jiabao Reveals Family's Persecution Under Mao

Premier Wen Jiabao spoke about the political attacks endured by his father and grandfather to students at his old high school in Tianjin, but his message may have been intended more for colleagues and rivals in government. The...

Geoffrey York: 69 million Communists urged to toe the line

From The Globe and Mail: It could be the biggest mass-indoctrination campaign that China has experienced since the Cultural Revolution. Over the next year, more than 55 million Chinese people will be inculcated with Communist Party ideology in a series of Maoist-style “study sessions” and “self-criticisms.” It’s believed to be the most ambitious and far-reaching […]

Matthew Forney: Cut and Paste

From Time Asia: China’s 68 million Communist Party members have spent the past few months attending self-criticism meetings to address their personal and professional shortcomings as part of Party chief and China’s President Hu Jintao’s “Education Campaign of Maintaining Party Members’ Advanced Nature.” But the exercise isn’t taken as seriously as it was during the […]

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.