The death of 22-year-old Yuan Liya, who fell from the Jingwen shopping center on May 3, has been deemed a suicide by the Beijing police. In disbelief, hundreds protested last week calling for the surveillance footage of Yuan’s...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 22, 2011
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern at the sudden revocation of missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s probation, and at proposed revisions to...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 9, 2011
Activist Chen Guangcheng and his family remain under house arrest in southern Shandong province, and a stream of supporters continue efforts to gain access to them. As Chen’s birthday (this Saturday, November 12th)...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 8, 2011
Rights activist Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in jail for her participation in a protest, Reuters reports: Wang was found guilty of “stirring up trouble” based on a protest in 2010, when she...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods