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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.

China Blocks Clubhouse, App Used for Political Discussion
February 10, 2021

China Blocks Clubhouse, App Used for Political Discussion

By Associated Press
Thousands of Chinese had flocked to the app, which allowed unfettered discussion with people abroad about democracy, Taiwan, and other sensitive topics.

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.

Is China Changing Its Thinking on Data Localization?
June 04, 2020

Is China Changing Its Thinking on Data Localization?

By Xiaomeng Lu
What to make of new provincial cross-border data flow proposals.

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 Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors
January 13, 2020

China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors

By Tae-jun Kang
Arrests of North Korean defectors in China are up, even while Beijing moves to control North Korean propaganda within the Great Firewall.

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.
The Quest for 5G Technology Dominance: Impact on US National Security  
January 15, 2019

The Quest for 5G Technology Dominance: Impact on US National Security  

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Brett Simpson.

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