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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 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 05, 2019

Digitizing the Chinese New Year

By Layne Vandenberg and Rex Simons
The traditions of the Chinese red envelope, known as a hongbao, continue through an unlikely avenue: mobile phone apps.

September 25, 2018

Tech Firms Are Boosting China’s Cyber Power

By Sarah Cook
Cooperation with the CCP, often mandatory, carries risks as well as benefits.

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.

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.

September 26, 2017

China Fines Its Top 3 Internet Giants for Violating Cybersecurity Law

By Charlotte Gao
China’s internet regulator has imposed maximum fines on Tencent, Baidu, and Sina

September 11, 2017

Weibo Requires All Users to Register With Real Names by Mid-September

By Charlotte Gao
Those users who don’t register will not be able to post or comment

September 08, 2017

Please, Self-Censor: China Provides New Regulations for Online Conduct

By Charlotte Gao
Ahead of the 19th party congress, news regulations put the focus on individual Chinese netizens.
August 12, 2017

China Accuses Its Top 3 Internet Giants of Potentially Violating Cybersecurity Law

By Charlotte Gao
Tencent, Baidu, and Sina are being investigated by the Chinese Cyberspace Administration.

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