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Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
March 27, 2018
Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
The Chinese leader’s power grab may be undermining his party’s long-term survival strategy.
Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
February 27, 2018
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
China's government continues to forestall criticism at home and abroad.
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
February 22, 2018
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
China’s state media says that all cultural relics and the main building in Lhasa are intact, but many Tibetans doubt it.
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
January 27, 2018
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
Leaked censorship directives hint at the regime’s priorities, but tighter controls have made them harder to obtain.
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
Google Stumbles Back to China
January 16, 2018
Google Stumbles Back to China
Google Maps and Google Translate have returned to China after the company withdrew from the Chinese market in 2010.
Google Stumbles Back to China
Chinese Man Gets 5-Plus Years in Prison for Selling VPNs
December 22, 2017
Chinese Man Gets 5-Plus Years in Prison for Selling VPNs
China’s internet crackdown hasn’t died down after the close of the 19th Party Congress.
Chinese Man Gets 5-Plus Years in Prison for Selling VPNs
China’s Media Market Competition
December 05, 2017
China’s Media Market Competition
Insights from Kecheng Fang.
China’s Media Market Competition
Hong Kong Bookseller Released, But Still in Mainland China
October 28, 2017
Hong Kong Bookseller Released, But Still in Mainland China
Bookseller Gui Minhai had been kept in custody on the Chinese mainland for two years.
Hong Kong Bookseller Released, But Still in Mainland China
China's New Media Strategy: The Case of Liu Xiaobo
July 28, 2017
China's New Media Strategy: The Case of Liu Xiaobo
Instead of hushing up issues it finds embarrassing, China is now aggressively manipulating the public discourse.
China's New Media Strategy: The Case of Liu Xiaobo
China’s Newest Censorship Methods on Display
July 08, 2017
China’s Newest Censorship Methods on Display
A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party's upgraded internet controls.
China’s Newest Censorship Methods on Display
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
June 29, 2017
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
China is changing its propaganda (and censorship) tactics for the social media age.
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
June 09, 2017
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
China shuts down dozens of popular paparazzi social media accounts overnight.
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
June 05, 2017
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
While some people tried to commemorate June 4, the Chinese authorities updated censorship techniques.
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
May 06, 2017
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
China issues new rules on managing online information, further regulating its already highly-censored internet.
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
China Vs. Taiwan's Academic Freedom
March 11, 2017
China Vs. Taiwan's Academic Freedom
Taiwanese universities come under pressure to sign a "one China" pledge.
China Vs. Taiwan's Academic Freedom
China's Human Rights Crackdown: A Global Problem
March 10, 2017
China's Human Rights Crackdown: A Global Problem
“This is about China actively extending its control beyond its borders."
China's Human Rights Crackdown: A Global Problem
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