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What Are Chinese Saying About the Deadly Sino-Indian Border Clash?
June 19, 2020

What Are Chinese Saying About the Deadly Sino-Indian Border Clash?

By Aadil Brar
As Chinese social media users probe the conflict with India, the Chinese government keeps a tight lock on information.

The Chinese People Step up to Enforce China’s Nationalist Propaganda
May 05, 2020

The Chinese People Step up to Enforce China’s Nationalist Propaganda

By Jo Kim
Other countries need to take hyper-nationalistic rhetoric seriously, as it is both a top-down and bottom-up phenomenon.  
China’s Digital Cultural Revolution
April 29, 2020

China’s Digital Cultural Revolution

By Johanna M. Costigan and Xu Xin
Hyper-nationalist online attacks, like the campaign against Fang Fang, have disturbing parallels to the Mao era.

‘In Milk Tea We Trust’: How a Thai-Chinese Meme War Led to a New (Online) Pan-Asia Alliance
April 18, 2020

‘In Milk Tea We Trust’: How a Thai-Chinese Meme War Led to a New (Online) Pan-Asia Alliance

By Dan McDevitt
From #MilkTeaAlliance to #StopMekongDam, can an internet meme war translate into real-world action?

Why Some of China’s Most Ardent Nationalists Are Fangirls
April 17, 2020

Why Some of China’s Most Ardent Nationalists Are Fangirls

By Xu Xin
The latest Twitter war, centering on a Thai idol named Bright, reveals a curious trend in Chinese nationalism.

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.

Why Did China’s Foreign Ministry Make Its Debut on Weibo?
June 05, 2019

Why Did China’s Foreign Ministry Make Its Debut on Weibo?

By Muhsin Puthan Purayil
Explaining MOFA’s foray into domestic public diplomacy.

Worried About Huawei? Take a Closer Look at Tencent
March 26, 2019

Worried About Huawei? Take a Closer Look at Tencent

By Sarah Cook
The Chinese social media giant is a growing global force, and it does the bidding of the Communist Party.

Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
February 13, 2019

Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin

By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
Facebook’s Plan to Enter China Is Doomed to Fail
August 14, 2018

Facebook’s Plan to Enter China Is Doomed to Fail

By Chuzi Xiao
It's not just a question of censorship; many Chinese government policies would work against Facebook.

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