The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All previously posted content on...
by nataliethomas | Sep 7, 2010
Southern Metropolis Daily reports on yet another conflict between street sellers and Chengguan on China’s streets, this time in Bao’an district, Shenzhen. In common with other incidents involving these two groups, such as the Kunming incident earlier this year, perceived Chengguan brutality in dealing with a female street seller and her child served as the trigger for rioting. These incidents can be seen as the result of a fundamental conflict across China between small business owners, often migrants, who wish to sell on China’s streets, and local governments who are generally hostile to such activities.
by dwang | May 21, 2009
One day after an alleged violent confrontation between security guards and Nanjing students sparked by police brutality, reports of thousands of students protesting in the streets of Nanjing are appearing on the Chinese...
by Michael Zhao | Mar 1, 2007
A comeback for street vendors, but to qualify you have to prove to be poor or laid-off. From Josie Liu’s blog: The city of Chongqing is preparing to carry out new policies allowing street vendors to do their business, after decades of banning and cracking down on them, city newspapers reported. The city government said […]
CDT in the News
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- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods