As of October 27, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): Protests in Ningbo: Thousands in the coastal city are demonstrating against the expansion of a petrochemical...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 8, 2011
Reuters reports that loans and other contributions to help Ai Weiwei pay a 15 million yuan (US$2.4 million) tax bill have created a pool of almost one million US dollars from over 20,000 donors so far. But having vowed to fight...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 29, 2011
Human rights lawyer Li Fangping has been detained in Beijing, hours after the release of Teng Biao, in an apparent “revolving-door trick” designed to influence public perception of the crackdown. From Chinese Human...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 28, 2010
Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for leading protests against milk contamination that made his son sick, has been released. A message allegedly written by Mr. Zhao posted online asks for privacy...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 22, 2010
Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his work defending victims of the tainted milk powder, has applied for medical parole after missing the deadline to file an appeal. From AFP: After the...
by Liu Yong | Jan 18, 2009
From Toronto Star: Zhao Lianhai’s tiny apartment, tucked away in a middle-class neighbourhood south of Beijing, doesn’t look like the command centre of an influential lobby group. It looks like any apartment,...
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