Quality Control for New Party Members

The Chinese Communist Party grew by 1.3% in 2014 to 87.8 million members, according to a communique released on Tuesday by the Organization Department of the Central Committee. This comprises about nearly 8% of China’s adult population and makes the Party larger than the population of Germany . The rate of Party growth has slowed...

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Chinese Companies Smear Western Tech On Weibo: Uber, Apple

Jun 30, 15 Chinese Companies Smear Western Tech On Weibo: Uber, Apple

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Uber is beginning to gain traction in China. A leaked memo from the company’s COO revealed last month that the Middle Kingdom will be Uber’s focus market over the coming years. After years of toe-dipping, it seems that the ride-share giant may finally have an inroad in the world’s largest economy. So how does a competing...

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PX Protesters: “We’re Doing This for the Younger Generation”

Reports of a planned paraxylene (PX) plant in Jinshan District, Shanghai, have spurred several days of street protests by residents concerned about the potential environmental impact . On Saturday, protesters continued to march in Jinshan , on the outskirts of Shanghai, but were prevented from moving their demonstrations downtown....

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Sensitive Words: Corruption Crackdown After Zhou

Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible again. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information. Use the form at the bottom of this...

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Chinese Products Will Continue To Target Low-Income Consumers Globally 

Jun 18, 15 Chinese Products Will Continue To Target Low-Income Consumers Globally 

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“Targeting low income users will be successful in cross-border e-commerce for China,”Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV noted in TechCrunch Shanghai 2015. Given that high-end products like iPhone proved a great success in China, his statement could sound rather unexpected. He continues, “When U.S. companies make products they tend...

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Uber Orders Drivers in China to Steer Clear of Protests

2015 has seen a wave of strikes and protests by Chinese taxi drivers , including one incident in Beijing when ten publicly swallowed pesticide to protest working conditions. On Friday, a clash between Hangzhou’s taxi drivers and others for U.S. taxi-app company Uber escalated into a large-scale protest. Colum Murphy at The Wall...

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