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Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case
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.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Debacle
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.
The Logic of a US WeChat Ban
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.

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
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.

Zoom Caught in China Censorship Crossfire 
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.

The Latest Target of China’s Nationalistic Backlash: Chinese Returnees
April 03, 2020

The Latest Target of China’s Nationalistic Backlash: Chinese Returnees

By Chauncey Jung
Chinese nationalists are mobilizing hate against fellow citizens returning from abroad. The government seems content to sit back and watch.

China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded for Warning About Virus
March 21, 2020

China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded for Warning About Virus

By Associated Press
Li Wenliang was posthumously exonerated, and the police who reprimanded him have been punished.
The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat.
March 09, 2020

The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat.

By Sarah Cook
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, suppression of dissent remains a top priority for the CCP, and the stakes are higher than ever.

China’s Schools, Forced Online By Coronavirus, Run Into Censors
March 05, 2020

China’s Schools, Forced Online By Coronavirus, Run Into Censors

By Associated Press
With schools closed indefinitely, teachers are giving lectures online – where they risk abrupt and often unexplained censorship.

The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China
February 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China

By Victor (Lin) Pu
Taiwan’s example proves that the free flow of information is the best treatment for the coronavirus outbreak.

Wuhan Whistleblower Doctor Dies of Coronavirus
February 07, 2020

Wuhan Whistleblower Doctor Dies of Coronavirus

By Shannon Tiezzi
Li Wenliang, who was punished by police for "spreading rumors" about the epidemic, has passed away, according to Global Times.
Yanxi Palace Spin-off Turns to Netflix 
February 06, 2020

Yanxi Palace Spin-off Turns to Netflix 

By Layne Vandenberg
The spin-off has moved to Netflix, showing that Chinese censors are not worried about international audiences.

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