July 24, 2021
As China Rolled Out Its COVID-19 Shots, Victims of Earlier Vaccine Scandals Vanished
By Renee Xia
China’s habit of disappearing and censoring critics is not the way to win trust in its vaccine industry.
July 23, 2021
Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent
By Jesse Turland
An anonymous Chinese tech and political blogger called “Program-Think” stopped posting in May, and rumors are swirling as to why.
April 29, 2021
The CCP Hand Behind China’s Xinjiang Cotton Backlash
By Angeli Datt
The boycott movement marks a blurred line between genuine anger and manufactured outrage.
April 27, 2021
A Beijing-Born Director Made Oscar History. Why Isn’t China Celebrating?
By Jessie Lau
The case of Chloe Zhao represents the increasing pressures on ethnic Chinese creators abroad.
February 05, 2021
A Global Campaign of Repression, Made in China
By Nate Schenkkan and Sarah Cook
The Chinese government is the world’s leading perpetrator of attacks on dissidents abroad.
December 19, 2020
Taiwanese Horror Game ‘Devotion’ Gets Pulled Again Over Chinese Objections
By Nick Aspinwall
Online game store GOG canceled a plan to re-release the game, which drew controversy last year over an Easter egg comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
December 10, 2020
5 Predictions for Beijing’s Assault on Internet Freedom in 2021
By Sarah Cook
The events of the past year point to several censorship patterns that will likely gain prominence in the months to come.
September 23, 2020
Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case
By Associated Press
Real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang had been outspoken on issues from censorship to COVID-19. Now he’s in prison on corruption charges.
September 10, 2020
Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Debacle
By Eleanor Albert
The film has come to exemplify the trade-offs made by Hollywood to seek big gains in China -- and the reputational costs involved.
August 10, 2020
The Logic of a US WeChat Ban
By Chauncey Jung
WeChat is very unlikely to disobey orders from the Chinese government -- and that leaves other countries with limited options to regulate the app.
July 16, 2020
China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
By Diana Fu and Sida Liu
Chinese grassroots activists looked to Hong Kong for inspiration. Now Hong Kongers must learn from mainlanders how to confront a paranoid regime.
June 11, 2020
Zoom Caught in China Censorship Crossfire
By Associated Press
“It is not in Zoom's power to change the laws of government opposed to free speech,” the company said.