PLA veterans have staged demonstrations against paltry pensions and inadequate welfare support in...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 10, 2012
In his address to the assembled 18th Party Congress on Thursday, president and Party general secretary Hu Jintao stressed the importance of battling corruption. A survey conducted by China Youth Daily last week, though, showed...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 21, 2009
On Open Democracy, Hu Xingdou, professor of economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, writes about the reasons why it is difficult to break out of the cycle of poverty in China: In China, the cycle of poverty is due to...
by Sophie Beach | May 24, 2007
The Chinese Law and Politics blog outlines new statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on the number of social organizations and civil society groups: The official numbers show a steady increase in the numbers of registered Chinese civil society organizations, including 192,000 social organizations (SOs), 161,000 non-governmental, non-commercial enterprises (NGNCE’s), and 1144 foundations. […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 22, 2006
From Letters from China: Much popular literature about China, such as Jung Chang‘s recent biography of Mao, makes it seem as though China did little after the communist revolution in 1949 but lurch from one disaster to another. In fact, China’s national income under a planned economy grew fivefold between 1952 and 1978. Though wages […]
by Sophia Cao | May 1, 2006
From China Daily (link): The 200 million rural migrant laborers now working in Chinese cities, one of the major forces creating the economic boom of China and the world as well, need to be taken good care of their rights by the government and the society, experts said. A central government survey has showed that […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2006
In Spiegel Online (link), Andrea Lorenz interviews Chinese economist and reformist Chi Fulin: SPIEGEL: The gap between the rich and the poor is wider than ever, and party leader and head of state Hu Jintao called for the building of a harmonious society. How does he expect such a society to function? Chi: Economic development […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 19, 2005
From The China Daily: Urban residents in northern China will have to pay for their cozy winter living by the end of 2007. A notice issued on Saturday by the Ministry of Construction and seven other ministries urged a commercialized heating system within two years. Regarded as a public welfare service, heating has been free […]
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