The slogans that make up the “12 Core Socialist Values” are a common sight on Chinese streets, as they were—for a tumultuous few hours this weekend—on London’s famous Brick Lane, where a Chinese student at the Royal...
Dec 23, 2022
“Voices of Protest” is a special edition of CDT’s monthly “Voices of…” video series. This 15-minute video is a compilation of video footage, images, and audio from the large, spontaneous public protests that broke out in a...
Dec 7, 2022
The spontaneous protests that swept China last week were remarkable for a number of reasons, among them their diversity. While all the demonstrations were loosely tied together by mourning the loss of at least 10 people in an...
Minitrue: Three Leaked Censorship Directives Target Anti-Lockdown Protests and Censorship-circumvention Tools
Nov 29, 2022
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Cyberspace Administration of China 6:11 P.M., November 29, 2022 Notification: Thorough Clean-up and...
Mourning for Victims of Urumqi Fire Escalates into Nationwide Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Government Protests
Nov 27, 2022
On Thursday, a deadly fire broke out in a predominantly-Uyghur residential building under COVID-19 lockdown in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, and kicked off a series of nationwide protests calling for an end to China’s restrictive...
May 27, 2022
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a rash of new vocabulary into everyday life across the globe, but perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where the battle for “COVID zero” has spawned an epidemic of slogans. Political...
Mar 16, 2022
The third installation in CDT’s series of international Women’s Day protest art focuses on public banners and other artwork. Many of the banners come from college campuses, where some male students have invented a March 7...
Dec 13, 2021
On November 27, Kiwi Chow Kwun-wai’s “Revolution of Our Times” was crowned best documentary film at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival. The award provided a moment of celebration for the film’s subjects, the millions of Hong...
Hong Kong NSL Censorship Roundup: Speech Crimes, Retroactive Film Censorship, Muted Marathoners, and More
Oct 27, 2021
On Monday, Adam Ma Chun-man became the second person convicted under Hong Kong’s National Security Law (NSL), and the first person convicted under the law for nonviolent acts of speech. Charged with inciting secession, he faces...
Oct 14, 2020
Xi Jinping’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone—the first of China’s market reform policy SEZs—outlined his vision for an increasingly domestically-oriented economy, better able...
Dec 20, 2013
At The New York Times, Murong Xuecun examines a new wave of Chinese propaganda slogans, with...
Oct 26, 2009
Famed investigative journalist Wang Keqin recently traveled to Henan to look at the AIDS situation there, and ended up taking several photos of propaganda slogans against “上访,” or petitioning higher authorities....
Oct 4, 2009
From Hong Kong’s Ming Pao, translated by CDT: China is a country of slogans. And during significant festivals or celebrations, official slogans are often promoted. Last weekend, the general office of the CPC and the State...
Dec 27, 2007
From Chinese BBS txrjy.com: The photo is taken in front of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) branch at Shiyan city, Hubei province. The top banner (from the bank): Creating A Peaceful Work Unit, Constructing a Harmonious Bank The lower banner (from the demonstrators): I Gave the Bank My Youth, The Bank Grew […]
Nov 29, 2007
In China, slogans in public spaces are one of the ways local or central government communicate their polices to people. Mocking these slogans are a favorite political sport on the Chinese Internet. Here are some examples collected by netizens, translated by EastSouthWestNorth: “Three represents” ‚Ä®
Nov 16, 2007
“Expertly Fixing American Aircraft Carrier”
Oct 13, 2007
In the International Herald Tribune, Howard French writes about how preparations for the 17th Party Congress demonstrate that the Chinese government still operates according to its old rules: Much has been made lately about China’s global role as an emerging power of the first order. China’s rise is pregnant with a big question that can […]
Oct 7, 2007
“One World, One Dream” is the official slogan of the 2008 Olympics and can be seen everywhere in Beijng. There are other lesser known slogans that foreign guests may not see. For example, the above photo taken in a back street in Beijing emerged recently in the Chinese blogosphere. Those political slogan banners are often […]
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