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China Fines Its Top 3 Internet Giants for Violating Cybersecurity Law
September 26, 2017
China Fines Its Top 3 Internet Giants for Violating Cybersecurity Law
China’s internet regulator has imposed maximum fines on Tencent, Baidu, and Sina
China Fines Its Top 3 Internet Giants for Violating Cybersecurity Law
Weibo Requires All Users to Register With Real Names by Mid-September
September 11, 2017
Weibo Requires All Users to Register With Real Names by Mid-September
Those users who don’t register will not be able to post or comment
Weibo Requires All Users to Register With Real Names by Mid-September
Please, Self-Censor: China Provides New Regulations for Online Conduct
September 08, 2017
Please, Self-Censor: China Provides New Regulations for Online Conduct
Ahead of the 19th party congress, news regulations put the focus on individual Chinese netizens.
Please, Self-Censor: China Provides New Regulations for Online Conduct
China’s Air Force Tests Missile Defense Near North Korea Border
September 07, 2017
China’s Air Force Tests Missile Defense Near North Korea Border
China’s defense ministry says it’s a part of routine exercise, not against any specific country
China’s Air Force Tests Missile Defense Near North Korea Border
China Accuses Its Top 3 Internet Giants of Potentially Violating Cybersecurity Law
August 12, 2017
China Accuses Its Top 3 Internet Giants of Potentially Violating Cybersecurity Law
Tencent, Baidu, and Sina are being investigated by the Chinese Cyberspace Administration.
China Accuses Its Top 3 Internet Giants of Potentially Violating Cybersecurity Law
How Does a Chinese Sex Expert Become a Free Speech Advocate?
July 26, 2017
How Does a Chinese Sex Expert Become a Free Speech Advocate?
Under China’s increasingly harsh control on information, a Chinese female sexologist called on Chinese citizens to fight against censorship
How Does a Chinese Sex Expert Become a Free Speech Advocate?
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?
Are Chinese Nostalgic About Jiang Zemin?
December 25, 2015
Are Chinese Nostalgic About Jiang Zemin?
The former president has quite a fan club among Chinese Internet users.
Are Chinese Nostalgic About Jiang Zemin?
New Law and Media in China
December 11, 2015
New Law and Media in China
Authorities will have a hard time controlling China’s increasingly robust media environment.
New Law and Media in China
China: Self-Censorship Displaces Western Threats
March 03, 2015
China: Self-Censorship Displaces Western Threats
Chinese officials need not worry, the Chinese public does a good job censoring itself.
China: Self-Censorship Displaces Western Threats
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
China’s War on the Internet
July 26, 2014
China’s War on the Internet
With more Chinese going online, the CCP has strengthened its effort to create an Internet with Chinese Characteristics.
China’s War on the Internet
Xi Jinping and Social Media: Harnessing the People’s Voice
March 20, 2014
Xi Jinping and Social Media: Harnessing the People’s Voice
China’s president uses social media to attract public support, while cracking down on social media users.
Xi Jinping and Social Media: Harnessing the People’s Voice
China’s Crackdown on Cyber Activism
January 13, 2014
China’s Crackdown on Cyber Activism
The government is trying to inhibit the growing power of online activism in China.
China’s Crackdown on Cyber Activism
Shanghai’s Peace Hotel Ushers in Tea Dance Revival
September 11, 2013
Shanghai’s Peace Hotel Ushers in Tea Dance Revival
A nostalgic social dance in Shanghai that was phased out during World War II has returned.
Shanghai’s Peace Hotel Ushers in Tea Dance Revival
China Intensifies Crackdown on Social Media Rumors
September 03, 2013
China Intensifies Crackdown on Social Media Rumors
Weibo users are being arrested for spreading conspiracy theories, asking questions and mixing up statistics.
China Intensifies Crackdown on Social Media Rumors
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