In an article for The New York Times, Chris Buckley looks at the impact billionaire Guo Wengui is...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 27, 2012
Popular blogger Li Chengpeng wrote recently about the recent collapse of a bridge in Harbin, after which officials claimed that they were unable to find the construction company responsible. He uses that example, among many...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 14, 2011
On his New Yorker blog, Evan Osnos comments on the recent riots in Xintang, Guangdong, the power of rumors in Chinese society, and the government’s powerlessness as a purveyor of truth: The town of Zengcheng had erupted in...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 4, 2010
Xujun Eberlain of Inside-Out China has translated an interview with Wu Si, editor of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, published in the New Weekly (新周刊): New Weekly: This is a question of historical view: what history is true? Wu Si:...
by sjia | Feb 17, 2009
China Central Television (CCTV), China’s most powerful state television station, has recently become a target of China’s many online communities. Amidst the fray, one site was brought to our attention: Anti-CCTV. Launched as...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 11, 2009
It seems that CCTV’s reputation has gone up in flames along with its building. But the recently burned building is not the only reason CCTV is under fire from netizens. Blogger Nuo Ying (偌盈) pointed out a cultural problem...
by Linjun Fan | Aug 18, 2008
Beijing-based legal scholar Xu Zhiyong (许志永) writes on his blog, translated by CDT: Seven-year-old Yang Peiyi sang a lovely song for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. However, audiences all over the world...
by Linjun Fan | Apr 19, 2008
A Buddhist received via email a photo which shows Chinese soldiers holding monks’ clothes, allegedly to foment violent riots in Lhasa. He did research on the origin of the image. To his shock, the photo comes from a movie...
by Sophia Cao | Jun 9, 2006
From Wu Zuolai blog, translated by CDT: President Hu Jintao went to Yunnan to inspect the life of the lower strata and encourage them to tell the truth, which is not only touching but also sad. What is touching is that the president wants to listen to the truth instead of lies (such as one […]
by Li Xiaorong | Jun 3, 2005
From the Guardian: Sixteen years ago, on the night of June 4 1989, tanks moved into Tiananmen Square in Beijing and began the violent dispersal of the longest-running student demonstration the People’s Republic of China had seen… In the weeks after the violence, untold numbers fled abroad. To this day, others remain in prison. In […]
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