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Voices of May: “No More Is This the Shanghai We Once Knew”

“Voices of May” is the first in CDT’s monthly “Voices of …” series of viral audio-visual content from pandemic lockdowns in Shanghai and other Chinese cities. Inspired by the original audio-visual compilation “Voices of April,”...

Minitrue: Cool Down Videos of Martial Arts “Master”

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. In accordance with unified...

Video: New Style in Old Beijing

A video at The New York Times by visual journalist Jonah M. Kessel looks at street fashion in Beijing’s ancient Gulou neighborhood, featuring short interviews with Beijing’s young and fashionable urbanites. [Source] See...

Retracing Chen Guangcheng’s Escape

CNN’s Steven Jiang visited Chen Guangcheng’s home in Dongshigu, and described the first steps of the activist’s remarkable escape from house arrest in April: Jiang also shows the site where Batman star...

Video: SWAT Team Raids Tibetan Village in 2008

A rare video has appeared on a Tibetan website, which appears to be an internal video of a SWAT team raid of a small, mountainous Tibetan village. It is not clear where the video was shot or when, though the posting says it is...

China State TV Deletes Video That Led to Hacking Fears

Recently,  some have speculated that a seemingly innocuous background clip in a Chinese military propaganda video in fact reveals that the Chinese government was behind many cyber attacks. Now it appears that CCTV has deleted...

Wacky Minds Behind Taiwan’s Viral Videos

NBC News has a profile of Next Media Animation, which has produced such viral hits as the “U.S.-Sino Currency Rap Battle” and “Liu Xiaobo: A Story of Hope and Struggle”: Like its media cousin, Apple Daily...

Banned Video: Dragon’s Take on the Two Sessions (Translated)

Dragon’s Laugh (龙颜大悦) is an online volunteer production group that puts together weekly mash-up videos to distribute online. In operation since June 2010, the group of over 300 volunteers has put together 39 videos. These videos...

Introspection and Empathy Among Reactions to Japan Quake

While Chinese cyberspace is generally not known for its empathy for the Japanese, the ugly nationalist celebration which flared up immediately after the disaster was far from the only response. It is certainly still present, in,...

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