July 23, 2021
Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent
By Jesse Turland
An anonymous Chinese tech and political blogger called “Program-Think” stopped posting in May, and rumors are swirling as to why.
April 29, 2021
Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach
By Zoe Jordan
What makes China’s shifting strategy on Xinjiang information management unique is that in addition to traditional approach to censorship, there seems to be a shift to fill the censored silence with noise.
April 12, 2021
Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sarah Cook.
March 30, 2021
Beijing Is Getting Better at Disinformation on Global Social Media
By Sarah Cook
Its networks are resisting takedown efforts and gaining traction among real users.
February 17, 2021
China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
By Associated Press
Starting next week, China’s government will require bloggers to be approved to write on a wide range of topics, including economics, education, health, and foreign affairs.
February 10, 2021
China Blocks Clubhouse, App Used for Political Discussion
By Associated Press
Thousands of Chinese had flocked to the app, which allowed unfettered discussion with people abroad about democracy, Taiwan, and other sensitive topics.
December 24, 2020
At War Online: South Korea and China
By Troy Stangarone
On the battlefields of social media, conflicts between citizens of China and South Korea are increasingly common.
October 08, 2020
How Did Chinese People React to Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis?
By Hemant Adlakha
Chinese social media is abuzz with a debate on whether Trump’s diagnosis should elicit sympathy or satisfaction.
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.
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.
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.
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?