Surveillance in Chinese cities is ubiquitous, with highly visible security cameras trained on most every intersection, public space, and building, but over the past decade, it has been seeping into the countryside as well. In an...
Nov 10, 2015
At The New York Times, Patrick Boehler speaks with China Media Project’s David Bandurski...
Oct 4, 2006
What’s really puzzling, at least on the surface, in some villages around some Chinese cities or towns is political candidates are offering significant cash gifts to buy votes. In one village in Inner Mongolia, villagers are receiving cash deliveries ranging from 500 to 1,000 yuan per ballot from each candidate. But as the land appreciates […]
Jun 12, 2006
From NPR: Just how swanky does your office need to be? That’s a loaded question in parts of China, where some district governments have built huge, palatial headquarters next to the small, rural villages they govern. There has long been unrest in China over waste and mismanagement in local government. But as the country’s economy […]
Apr 7, 2006
From Xinhua News Agency (link): In a study tour of Tibet, Wang Jinhong, a Chinese professor keen on grassroots democracy, was amazed to find that elections in remote villages had proceeded smoothly and efficiently. “In voter registration, the nomination of candidates, election speeches and ballot counting, the principles of equality, fairness and openness have been […]
CDT in the News
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos
- The Guardian – Chinese state media censors itself after highlighting poem about corrupt leaders
- ASPI Daily Tech and Cyber Digest – Meta’s ‘biggest single takedown’ removes Chinese influence campaign | Japan’s cyber security agency suffers months-long breach | FBI, partners dismantle Qakbot infrastructure
- Atlantic Council – Chinese discourse power: Capabilities and impact
- VOA – Chinese Social Media Platforms Fail to Control Racism Against Black People: Report