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?
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.
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.
July 16, 2019
How WeChat Conquered Tibet
By Tenzin Dalha
Tibetans know the surveillance risks, but many choose to give up privacy for convenience.
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 2019
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
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.
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.