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Danwei

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Danwei helps clients stay informed and make better decisions in China.

Danwei was founded as a media tracking website in 2003, and began offering research and media services to companies, universities and financial institutions in 2006. Our reports are written and edited by a team with decades of experience in research, media and the Internet in China.

Our work includes face-to-face and telephone interviews with experts and consumers, technical monitoring of news and social media, desk research, and cooperation with our sister service China Confidential and other Financial Times data services. We also write and create custom media about China and Chinese themes for clients.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

It’s the Law: Chengguan in Guangzhou Now Have to be Nice

Barry van Wyk
Danwei
The new regulations state clearly that chengguan may not use profane or threatening language while enforcing their duties, may not damage private property, and may not use any form of violence or intimidation. 

A Survey of China's 24 Most Corrupt Officials in 2012

Barry van Wyk
Danwei
The Renmin University Crisis Management Research Center surveyed 24 cases of corruption that became public knowledge on the Chinese Internet in 2012.

Flag Raising Ceremony Held on China’s First Aircraft Carrier

Barry van Wyk
Danwei
Various front pages in China today feature glowing reports of China’s first aircraft carrier on whose platform a flag raising ceremony was held yesterday. Yet the fact that it happened is just about everything we know for sure about the ship. The...

The Beijing Deluge of 2012

Jeremy Goldkorn
Danwei
Xinhua reported on Monday morning that the death toll after torrential rains pounded Beijing on Saturday had climbed to 37. The report said that “Among the victims, 25 were drowned, six were killed in house collapses, one...

Chinese Students Living in Fear in the USA

Laura Desinsa Jackson
Danwei
While there are certainly plenty of Chinese students overseas who are spoiled brats, often called ‘second generation rich’ and ‘second generation officials’ (fu erdai and guan erdai) who live off the fruits of their parents’ corruption or enterprise...

SARFT Goes After Online Video, Again

Jeremy Goldkorn
Danwei
A spokesman for the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) announced yesterday that some original drama series and films on video websites like Youku.com and Tudou.com don’t meet government censorship standards and contain...

Northern Girls: Interview With Author Sheng Keyi

Allison Carroll Goldman
Danwei
Qian Xiaohong is a young woman from a village in Hunan who went to the boomtown of Shenzhen in the 1990s in search of work. She is bold and optimistic, if sometimes a little naïve, and has short black hair with just a hint of curl. She has the round...

Xie Yan and the Fight Against Bad Conservation Laws

Hudson Lockett
Danwei
When ecologist Xie Yan heard about the Natural Heritage Conservation Act, she knew she had to kill it. So she wrote a letter. The open letter, posted on February 5 to Xie’s blog, became the focus of a story the next day at one of China’s most...

Chinese Media Seduced into Wrongdoing by Western Concepts

Allison Carroll Goldman
Danwei
China’s media should adhere to its own concept of news – the Western method is not worthy of emulation. In China’s news-sources should support national development. They should help bridge opposition and build consensus, and never fan the flames of...

Interview on the Utopia Website Shutdown

Robert Foyle Hunwick
Danwei
The inspectors called on the Utopia bookstore in the early hours of Friday morning, April 6. There was one official from the State Council, one from the Municipal Network Management Office and another from the Public Security Bureau. An unusually...

Violence in Chinese Hospitals

Allison Carroll Goldman
Danwei
There have been several cases of patients killing doctors in the past few years. In response, the Ministry of Health has issued an emergency notice that requires health administrative departments at all levels to increase public security in...