China Digital Times

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China Digital Times
Web address
Commercial? No
Available in English, Chinese
Content license
CC-by 2.0
Created by Counter-Power Lab, University of California, Berkeley
Alexa rank
positive decrease 143,301 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

China Digital Times (CDT; Chinese: 中国数字时代) is a bilingual news website covering China. It aggregates news and analysis from around the Web, while providing multimedia content, original analysis and commentary and translations. CDT Chinese aggregates more than 100 posts a day from Chinese cyberspace, focusing especially on that which is blocked, deleted or suppressed by state censors.

The website was started by Xiao Qiang at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2003. It is currently run by students of the university and other contributors from around the world. Sophie Beach is the executive editor of its English site.

According to, visitors of China Digital Times site are coming from more than one hundred countries. The China Digital Times website has been blocked in mainland China since 2006.[2]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ See "China Digital Times blocked" from

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