Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong disappeared almost a month ago. The mystery surrounding his...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 29, 2016
Last week, rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong went missing after traveling to Changsha to assist the...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 4, 2012
Documentary series Dispatches reported this week on Chinese pressure to prevent national and local officials from meeting with the Dalai Lama (British I.P. address required) during his visit to Britain earlier this year. The...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 18, 2012
In a new short documentary, ‘Hopeful’, Jonah Kessel shows the work of environmental NGO Friends of Nature in using new laws to hold companies accountable for their pollution. The film focuses on a Yunnan...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2011
Recently, Xie Zhiqiang, the director of a Chinese municipal health bureau, was found using a micro-blogging site to chat with his mistress (Jiang). The two were having intimate conversations on the site without knowing that it...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 26, 2011
From the Washington Post Blog, by Hayley Tsukayama: Chinese politician Xie Zhiqiang has found himself in hot water after using Sina’s Weibo, a microblogging site similar to Twitter, to set up a liaison with a woman believed to...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 9, 2010
Satirist Hu Ge，producer of hugely popular videos mocking CCTV and filmmaker Chen Kaige, has struck again with another viral hit. This one, a critique of Internet censorship, stars several online celebrities and mocks a popular...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 26, 2010
Increasingly, music videos in China are not only a form of entertainment but carry a political message – sometimes subtle, sometimes not – as well. See this CDT translation for an example. ChinaHush has also...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 26, 2010
DigiCha has posted links to YouTube videos, now with English subtitles, mocking government efforts to crackdown on gaming (Videos embedded below). DigiCha points out that episode 6 (of 7) has the most obvious discussion of...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2009
The PBS Newshour reports on political dissidents and petitioners in China who are sentenced to psychiatric hospitals:
by Sophie Beach | Jun 13, 2009
The Asia Socety’s China Green project continues its series on the disappearing glcaiers of the Tibetan plateau with two new videos. From “On Thinner Ice: Everest’s Vanishing Glaciers”: A quick visual tour...
by Sophia Cao | Mar 15, 2009
The erhu music below, accompanied on the Chinese lute by Zhao Cong, is one of Yu Hongmei’s works, who is a well-known contemporary erhu player in China, carried by Youtube:
by Sophia Cao | Mar 12, 2009
From Youtube: Thirty years of reform and opening up brings to China as much prosperity as pollution resulted from industrial development. Industrial wastewater led to polluted river, allegedly the root cause of the drastic rise...
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