CDT has translated a selection of Chinese political jokes that have been making the rounds on social media. These jokes all poke fun at China’s so-called core socialist values, a set of 12 words used by the CCP to promote...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 7, 2016
The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 18, 2015
At Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Joanna Chiu reports Chinese students’ reactions to a spate of...
by Scott Greene | Oct 8, 2011
Mark Mackinnon of The Globe and Mail ponders the political differences of two provincial Communist Party chiefs, Chongqing’s Bo Xilai and Guangdong’s Wang Yang, and the implications of their growing competition to...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 11, 2011
A Chinese village of 2,000 is building a 74-story skyscraper – all in the name of socialism. From the New York Times: Huaxi’s so-called New Village in the Sky — at 1,076 feet, a bit taller than the Chrysler Building in...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2011
On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, a nostalgia for red songs is sweeping China, according to this New York Times article: China has boomed during three decades of economic reform, and has in many...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 24, 2011
As China’s socialist past is being glorified by local officials , academics, and others throughout China, the New York Times Magazine visits Nanjie Village, known as the “reddest village in China”: For 34...
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