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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...

Rights Lawyer Xie Yang’s Trial Postponed

Rights lawyer Xie Yang, one of the few still awaiting trial after the 2015 “Black Friday” or “709” crackdown, was expected to stand trial on Tuesday for inciting subversion and disrupting court order. As AFP’s Joanna Chiu reports, however, the trial was indefinitely postponed without notic...

HK Exam Highlights CCP’s Stance on Democracy

Hong Kong students this month are sitting through the ongoing and notoriously stressful Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam, the only public exam in the region’s “3-3-4 Scheme” for public education. Last Thursday, April 20, as the history sections of the exam wer...