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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 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.

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