February 22, 2021
The Clubhouse Affair: A Stark Reminder of China’s Information Isolation
By Sarah Cook
A brief opening on an audio conversation app allowed Chinese users to speak freely with the outside world.
August 10, 2020
The Logic of a US WeChat Ban
By Chauncey Jung
WeChat is very unlikely to disobey orders from the Chinese government -- and that leaves other countries with limited options to regulate the app.
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.
February 27, 2018
China’s Rising Tax on Information
By Kelsey Ables
The amount of economic and educational privilege needed to jump the Great Firewall keeps increasing.
January 10, 2018
The Truth About Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Unit
By Nguyen The Phuong
Task Force 47 needs to be understood as part of the regime’s broader cyber challenges and the limited options it perceives that it has.
June 23, 2017
Farewell VPNs & Independent Multimedia Content: China Vows to Clear Network Space
By DD Wu
More and more providers of independent audio and video news contents as well as VPN services are shut down.
May 03, 2016
It's Time Google Came Back to China
By Dingding Chen
And China should welcome Google back, as long as it abides by Beijing's laws and regulations.
June 29, 2015
Censorship in China: An Ordinary Tragedy
By David Volodzko
People in China are quite used to the "Great Firewall."
February 06, 2015
Why China's Defense of Internet Censorship Falls Flat
By Shannon Tiezzi
China claims that new internet regulations don't restrict freedom of speech, despite all evidence to the contrary.
November 20, 2014
The Internet with Chinese Characteristics
By Shannon Tiezzi
At the World Internet Conference, China outlines its vision for global internet governance.
October 04, 2014
China: A Crack in the Great Firewall
By Zach Toombs
New tech is poking holes in China’s censorship machine.
July 30, 2014
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
By Kevin Holden
Can the US and EU use the WTO to halt Beijing’s blocks on Google, the New York Times and other sites?