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Xu Zhiyong: The Last Ten Years

The new website China Change has translated a lengthy essay by rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong, in which he reflects on his work – and changes in Chinese society – over the past decade. Xu Zhiyong founded the Open...

Ministry of Truth: Sweeping Sun Zhigang’s Tomb

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: With regards to the relatives of Sun Zhigang conducting tomb...

China Releases Another Journalist

A follow up to CDT’s previous post on Yu Huafeng, from Time’s The China Blog: Days after a Hong Kong reporter was released from a Chinese jail, another Chinese journalist has been freed. Yu Huafeng, an editor at the...

How I’m Learning To Love The Web -Chen Feng

I’ve asked a few of China’s more celebrated journalists why it is that they tend to neglect their celebrity blogs. The main reason, they say, is because the same Chinese portals who so wish to host their blogs often cannot publish their posts. In his own roundabout way, news editor Chen Feng ÈôàÂ≥∞ (pictured) […]

Why was Zhong Nanshan’s case solved so quickly? – Fu Jianfeng (ÂÇÖÂâëÈîã)

From The Southern Weekend (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth: Why was the academician’s stolen computer returned safe and sound ten days later? Were the “motorcycle robbers” acting “in collusion” with the police? After Southern Daily reported the robbery case of academician Zhong Nanshan on June 14, netizens were full of doubts. In the Southern Daily […]

In China, an Editor Triumphs, and Fails

Philip Pan at Washington Post did a very good job covering the story of Cheng Yizhong, the Southern Metropolis Daily and the “new journalism” in China. “……The newspaper also began to distinguish itself with more critical reporting on such social problems as crime and corruption, causing a sensation, for example, with a report on restaurants […]



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