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The Clubhouse Affair: A Stark Reminder of China’s Information Isolation
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.

China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
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.
Clubhouse Gave Taiwan and China a Rare Opportunity for Cross-Strait Dialogue
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.

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds
January 15, 2021

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds

By Jessie Lau
The first blocking of a website has raised concerns that the Great Firewall might be coming to Hong Kong.

5 Predictions for Beijing’s Assault on Internet Freedom in 2021
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.

Will Internet Celebrities Become China’s New Channel for Projecting Soft Power?
May 05, 2020

Will Internet Celebrities Become China’s New Channel for Projecting Soft Power?

By Jo Kim
Can the CCP co-opt the popularity of social media darlings like Li Ziqi without running their global appeal?

China’s Changing PR Strategy for the Hong Kong Protests
November 23, 2019

China’s Changing PR Strategy for the Hong Kong Protests

By Chauncey Jung
From evacuating mainland students to sending soldiers into the street, the CCP’s chosen narratives have shifted.
China’s Internet Freedom Hit a New Low in 2019, and the World Could Follow
November 19, 2019

China’s Internet Freedom Hit a New Low in 2019, and the World Could Follow

By Sarah Cook and Mai Truong
No user or platform is safe from the leadership’s insatiable appetite for ideological conformity.

How WeChat Conquered Tibet
July 16, 2019

How WeChat Conquered Tibet

By Tenzin Dalha
Tibetans know the surveillance risks, but many choose to give up privacy for convenience.

China’s Long, Hot Summer of Censorship
June 24, 2019

China’s Long, Hot Summer of Censorship

By Sarah Cook
June has been a terrible month for internet freedom in China. July may be even worse.

How China Exports Repression to Africa
February 23, 2019

How China Exports Repression to Africa

By Samuel Woodhams
China’s “techno-dystopian expansionism” is undermining democracy in African countries.
Old-Fashioned Thuggery Reinforces China’s High-Tech Censorship
January 26, 2019

Old-Fashioned Thuggery Reinforces China’s High-Tech Censorship

By Sarah Cook
In addition to technological tools, China’s government is using more old-fashioned methods to keep activists silent.

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