Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is facing calls to step down over her handling of an unpopular extradition bill, huge protests against it, and its suspension last Saturday. (For a recap of these events, see CDT’s earlier posts or listen to a concise but thorough podcast account from The...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 25, 2020
Recent months have seen increasingly sharp reprisals against prominent critics of Xi Jinping’s leadership. Law professor Xu Zhangrun was fired by Tsinghua University in mid-July after a brief detention and his earlier...
by John Chan | Sep 23, 2020
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that would effectively ban all imports from Xinjiang. While existing US laws already ban the import of goods if there is evidence of forced labor during their...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 9, 2020
The Associated Press’ Huizhong Wu reports that at least 23 people have been detained following protests across Inner Mongolia against recently announced language education reforms. The new policies would gradually replace...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 9, 2020
CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020,...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 9, 2020
In their annual report assessing human rights conditions in China in 2019, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China called the detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang a “crime against humanity,” while also presenting...
by lisbeth | Mar 12, 2019
Protesters gathered around the world on Tibetan Uprising Day to commemorate the twin anniversaries...
by lisbeth | Sep 28, 2018
As details and personal accounts continue to emerge from Xinjiang—where up to a million Uyghurs...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 25, 2018
In an interview with Himal Southasian, University of British Columbia historian Tsering Shakya...
by zctph48 | Apr 5, 2018
The Man Booker Prize, among the most prestigious literature awards in the world, recently came...
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Brother: Police Say China Lawyer 'Went Missing'
Jan 14, 2010