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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.
Zai Jian, Peppa Pig
May 08, 2018

Zai Jian, Peppa Pig

By Biyun Song
The removal of the cartoon character is the latest example of Chinese social media giants' self-censorship.

How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
April 16, 2018

How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War

By Mu Chunshan
What public opinion in China says about the trade frictions (and what that means for the United States).

China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
February 27, 2018

China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment

By Charlotte Gao
China's government continues to forestall criticism at home and abroad.

The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
January 27, 2018

The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017

By Sarah Cook
Leaked censorship directives hint at the regime’s priorities, but tighter controls have made them harder to obtain.
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
October 18, 2017

Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See

By Jan Fell
Yes, China’s internet policy quashes dissent – but it also fosters innovation.

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