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Evaluating the Urban-Rural Wealth Gap

The hukou, or household registration, system has long divided China’s urban and rural residents, by limiting where people can live and what services they can access in places they move to. The government has promised to reform the system, which has created endemic inequalities between living s...

CDT Bookshelf: JFK Miller on “Trickle-down Censorship”

Between 2005 and 2011, Australian JFK Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Shanghai-based English-language entertainment magazine That’s Shanghai. Coming to China with little prior knowledge of the country, Miller’s role at the magazine required him to quickly become acquainted with...

The old switcharoo

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A Taipei Municipal Chien Kuo High School senior surnamed Chou (周), front row center, poses for photographs with classmates in the school on Tuesday. Chou on Wednesday apologized for pretending to be his classmate, surnamed Chao (趙), during interviews with local reporters the...

Thai cabinet to allow police to intercept communications

BANGKOK: A new version of the Criminal Procedure Code that allows police to intercept communication under certain conditions was approved by the Thai cabinet on Wednesday (Apr 26). The move aims to give police the authority to wiretap communication by amending a 1934 Criminal Procedure Code and is ...