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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 and Josh Rudolph
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.

Ahead of Tiananmen Incident Anniversary, China Launches a New Round of Internet Crackdown
January 04, 2019

Ahead of Tiananmen Incident Anniversary, China Launches a New Round of Internet Crackdown

By Charlotte Gao
The operation will last for six months -- until the 30th anniversary of the June Fourth Incident has passed.

Plans for Censored Chinese Search Engine Opposed by Google Employees
December 21, 2018

Plans for Censored Chinese Search Engine Opposed by Google Employees

By William Chalk
Plans for a state-sanctioned re-entry into the Chinese market have “effectively ended” following virulent opposition.

China Reshuffles Its Censorship Chiefs
August 07, 2018

China Reshuffles Its Censorship Chiefs

By Charlotte Gao
China announces its new internet czar, after former cyber chief Lu Wei was officially charged with bribery.
China’s Top News Apps Fall Victim to Government Ban — Again
April 11, 2018

China’s Top News Apps Fall Victim to Government Ban — Again

By Charlotte Gao
China’s regulators order permanent removal or complete cleanup of these apps for improper content.

China’s Rising Tax on Information
February 27, 2018

China’s Rising Tax on Information

By Kelsey Ables
The amount of economic and educational privilege needed to jump the Great Firewall keeps increasing.

China’s Party Congress Hints at Media Strategy for a ‘New Era’
November 04, 2017

China’s Party Congress Hints at Media Strategy for a ‘New Era’

By Sarah Cook
China stresses party dominance, innovative propaganda, cultural influence, and globalization of its governance model.

China on Edge Amid 19th Party Congress
October 17, 2017

China on Edge Amid 19th Party Congress

By Charlotte Gao
Chinese citizens are experiencing a high level of social control as the important event gets underway.
Why Are Chinese Netizens Excited About Russia's Ban On VPNs?
August 02, 2017

Why Are Chinese Netizens Excited About Russia's Ban On VPNs?

By Charlotte Gao
After Russia passed a law banning VPNs, the news splashed across the front pages of Chinese websites.

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