January 13, 2023
Chinese Protesters and the Global Internet Need One Another
By Kian Vesteinsson and Angeli Datt
Safeguarding a free and open internet will help support China’s brave protesters.
December 06, 2022
How Zero COVID Protests Broke Through China’s Internet Censorship
By Larry Mullin
China’s infamous Great Firewall cracked amid late November’s protests – the exact thing the censorship apparatus was designed to prevent.
July 20, 2022
Strict Government Censorship Requirements Leave Chinese Tech Companies Struggling Overseas
By Chauncey Jung
The latest scandal regarding WPS Office highlights the bind Chinese tech companies face.
May 18, 2022
China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
By Sarah Cook
Top doctors have been among those silenced for urging a shift away from China's draconian pandemic control strategy.
February 22, 2022
China and Russia Want to Rule the Global Internet
By Charles Mok
Their model of surveillance and censorship threatens a free, open, and secure future internet.
November 03, 2021
Chinese Tennis Star Accuses Former Top Official of Sexual Assault
By Shannon Tiezzi
Peng Shuai's post broke new ground for the #MeToo movement in China: directly implicating a high-ranking CCP official.
October 12, 2021
On Internet Freedom, China and Taiwan Are Worlds Apart
By Sarah Cook and Allie Funk
One is ranked as the most oppressive digital environment. The other is among the freest.
September 16, 2021
Understanding China’s Draft Algorithm Regulations
By Sapni G K and Mihir Mahajan
China’s restrictions on recommendation algorithms fill a gap in global regulations. Not coincidentally, though, they also serve to extend Chinese state control over internet-based services.
August 11, 2021
A Struggle for Information Control Between China’s Government and the Tech Giants
By Canghao Chen
The Chinese government risks becoming the primary obstacle to the advancement of the internet industry in China.
February 22, 2021
The Clubhouse Affair: A Stark Reminder of China’s Information Isolation
By Sarah Cook
A brief opening on an audio conversation app allowed Chinese users to speak freely with the outside world.
February 17, 2021
China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
By Associated Press
Starting next week, China’s government will require bloggers to be approved to write on a wide range of topics, including economics, education, health, and foreign affairs.
February 13, 2021
Clubhouse Gave Taiwan and China a Rare Opportunity for Cross-Strait Dialogue
By Nick Aspinwall
The voice chat app’s brief moment in the sun revealed the stark difference in how Chinese and Taiwanese users experience the internet.