Once fêted at home and abroad as an emblem of China’s rising power, Alibaba has fallen on hard times. Spin-off Ant Group’s IPO was blocked at the eleventh hour by Xi Jinping’s personal fiat. Founder Jack Ma has all but...
by Joseph Brouwer | Apr 30, 2021
The Financial Times this week reported that China’s seventh national census would show the country’s population declined for the first time in decades. The government bureau responsible for the census then claimed China’s...
by Joseph Brouwer | Mar 10, 2021
On Chinese college campuses, International Women’s Day is preceded by “Girl’s Day,” a recent invention that often degrades the students it purports to honor. On March 7, male students hang banners around campus, many of which...
by Joseph Brouwer | Feb 10, 2021
Unofficial data published by China’s Ministry of Public Security indicated a 15% decline in new birth registrations in 2020. The drop off is a reflection of a host of factors: the coronavirus epidemic, legacies of the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2015
At least ten women’s rights activists were detained on Friday and Saturday in Beijing,...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 3, 2014
From The Guardian’s Tania Branigan: At 85, Liang is a rare survivor of a custom stretching...
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