China Digital Times
Elections in Rwanda and Kenya yield mixed results. In South Africa, cronyism wins the day.
Each of Chinese artist Badiucao's cartoons is an incisive comment on life in China today -- the lack of religious freedom, political oppression and the pervasiveness of Communist Party ideology.
"Grass-mud horse" (cǎonímǎ 草泥马), which sounds nearly the same in Mandarin as an obscene curse, was originally coined to get around, and also poke fun at, government censorship. The idea caught fire instantly, completely transforming its symbolic meaning. Within weeks, the grass-mud horse became the de facto mascot of Chinese netizens fighting for free expression.
At the auspicious hour of 8:00 p.m. on August 8, Chinese Central Television aired the first episode of Deng Xiaoping at History’s
2014 ● 25年: 25 years ● 25years ● 二十五年: twenty-five years ● 五月三十五: May Thirty-five ● 春夏之交: when spring becomes summer ● 这
Pu and at least four others have been accused of “creating a disturbance,” a crime under Chinese law. On the bulletin board
The accusation of rumormongering is a serious one. As of last fall, users who post false information which is then reposted
Blocked Weibo Searches on Kunming Attack As of January 17 (identified by CDT): ● Ilham (伊力哈木): Economics professor and Uyghur
Plenty of Chinese Internet users see Xi’s stealth lunch as a sign of his closeness to the people. Some of these “netizens