Every so often, something cranks up the heat on Chinese hatred for Japan. In the mid-2000s, it was Japanese textbooks glossing over the Nanjing Massacre; the Japanese prime minister’s annual visit to the Yasukuni Shrine never...
May 22, 2012
Zhejiang’s fallen business tycoon Wu Ying was resentenced on Monday in a decision likely to avert her execution for fraudulent fundraising. Her controversial death sentence was overturned last month by China’s...
Apr 24, 2012
This Weibo post by Global Times Chief Editor Hu Xijin, from March 16 had at least 790 forwards and...
Sep 20, 2011
ChinaGeeks has translated a brief quotation from writer Wang Shuo about democracy in China, which is currently making the rounds in Chinese cyberspace: A people without elections, without property, and without political rights...
Jan 13, 2011
At Foreign Policy, Eric Abrahams describes the fall and rise of humour in the People’s Republic: … China’s educational policy and official pronouncements did not stray far from this pattern of value statements...
Jun 15, 2007
On his blog, Wang Shuo reported that some TV series censors, corrupted by “absolute power,” collect 30,000 to 50,000 RMB through graft. Danwei covers the story, including a translation of Wang’s letter: Wang Shuo’s back in the news – this time for two reasons. First, when singer Xie Dong was arrested for drug use, he […]
Apr 27, 2007
Word has trickled into the papers this past week that GAPP plans to issue new rules forcing online magazines (ÁΩëÁªúÊùÇÂøó, aka ÁîµÂ≠êÊùÇÂøó, Êï∞Â≠óÊùÇÂøó) to acquire licenses prior to publishing – just like their print equivalents. A few reports have squinted peevishly at Big Government. “The Web magazine suddenly has discovered that she has a new […]
Mar 15, 2007
Wang Shuo‘s got another bad habit: the paparazzi. Fighting the demons of sex, drugs and police scrutiny as he mounts a literary comeback, the foul-mouthed writer recently agreed to tape the late-night CCTV psychiatry show Xinli Fangtan(ÂøÉÁêÜËÆøË∞à) along with his 79-year-old mother. After a teary three-hour sitting focused on a tempestuous relationship between mother and […]
Mar 10, 2007
From CRI.cn via China.org: Police have threatened to prosecute bad boy Chinese author Wang Shuo after he confessed he takes drugs and visits prostitutes during an interview on a Phoenix TV talk show. …Wang Shuo frankly disclosed the unsavory details of his personal life on the show without reservation, triggering a heated debate on the […]
Jan 23, 2007
From Danwei: Wang Shuo (王朔) is a popular Chinese novelist. He is known as something of a rebel, perhaps the closest thing China has to a counter-cultural icon. His works include novels, TV shows and movies. Most of them were...
CDT in the News
- U.C. San Diego, 21st Century China Center – The Party Remakes China: What to Watch for After the 20th Party Congress
- NYT – China’s ‘Absurd’ Covid Propaganda Stirs Rebellion
- The Economist – The Prince: Searching for Xi Jinping
- FP – China’s War on History Is Growing
- Coda Story newsletter – Chinese censors working overtime to silence dissent on zero-Covid lockdowns in Xinjiang and Tibet