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<i>Zai Jian</i>, Peppa Pig
May 08, 2018
Zai Jian, Peppa Pig
The removal of the cartoon character is the latest example of Chinese social media giants' self-censorship.
Zai Jian, Peppa Pig
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
April 16, 2018
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
What public opinion in China says about the trade frictions (and what that means for the United States).
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
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
China's government continues to forestall criticism at home and abroad.
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
January 27, 2018
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
Leaked censorship directives hint at the regime’s priorities, but tighter controls have made them harder to obtain.
The News China Didn’t Want Reported in 2017
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
October 18, 2017
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
Yes, China’s internet policy quashes dissent – but it also fosters innovation.
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
The WeChat Phenomenon: Social Media with Chinese Characteristics
June 30, 2017
The WeChat Phenomenon: Social Media with Chinese Characteristics
WeChat has become an inescapable part of life in China, but its popularity carries risks.
The WeChat Phenomenon: Social Media with Chinese Characteristics
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
June 29, 2017
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
China is changing its propaganda (and censorship) tactics for the social media age.
China’s Propaganda Goes Viral
China’s Next Internet Crackdown
May 23, 2017
China’s Next Internet Crackdown
China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high.
China’s Next Internet Crackdown
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
May 18, 2017
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
Insights from Helen Wang.
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
February 28, 2017
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
Even for non-feminists, the arbitrary banning of a social media group should be concerning.
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
WeChat: Frenemy of Chinese Activists?
March 10, 2016
WeChat: Frenemy of Chinese Activists?
For Chinese activists and dissidents, WeChat has become the platform of choice -- despite its serious limitations.
WeChat: Frenemy of Chinese Activists?
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
August 14, 2015
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
How Sina Weibo brought the news story to millions.
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
China to Increase Nuclear Arsenal
August 08, 2014
China to Increase Nuclear Arsenal
Plus, an update on the Yunnan quake, Gao Zhiseng's release, and the WeChat crackdown. Friday China links.
China to Increase Nuclear Arsenal
How Weibo Is Changing Local Governance in China
August 06, 2014
How Weibo Is Changing Local Governance in China
While most studies of Chinese social media focus on censorship, Weibo is helping to improve local governance in China.
How Weibo Is Changing Local Governance in China
Politics as Damage Control for China?
March 20, 2013
Politics as Damage Control for China?
Is the Communist Party under Xi Jinping adopting a new approach to managing public opinion?
Politics as Damage Control for China?
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