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Confucian Crackdown: New Chinese Law Enforces Filial Piety
July 04, 2013

Confucian Crackdown: New Chinese Law Enforces Filial Piety

Too busy to visit your parents? In China, this could mean fines or detention.

Facebook Booming in Asia – Local Competition, Too
June 26, 2013

Facebook Booming in Asia – Local Competition, Too

Facebook is growing faster in Asia than anywhere else, but local social media are catching up.

Local Chinese Officials Turn to “Black” PR Firms
June 18, 2013

Local Chinese Officials Turn to “Black” PR Firms

Fearful of social media and Xi’s anti-graft campaign, some local officials are using firms to scrub their corruption from the web.

Beyond the Great Firewall: How and What China Censors
June 11, 2013

Beyond the Great Firewall: How and What China Censors

New research provides fresh insight into how authorities censor social media sites, and what they’re after.

Chinese Artistic Portrait Photography Goes Underwater
April 10, 2013

Chinese Artistic Portrait Photography Goes Underwater

China’s love of wearing fancy period outfits and posing for glamorous portraits has gone underwater.

Weibo: The Real People’s Daily
March 26, 2013

Weibo: The Real People’s Daily

China’s popular microblogging site Weibo has become the nation’s premier online outlet for public opinion.

Brad Pitt Thaws China Ties
February 07, 2013

Brad Pitt Thaws China Ties

Brad Pitt, who is banned from entering China, has opened a Weibo account and is studying Mandarin. Why?

China's Forgotten Non-Communist Parties
August 25, 2012

China's Forgotten Non-Communist Parties

Although often overlooked, the CCP allows a number of legalized political parties in China.

China’s New Political Class: The People
July 27, 2012

China’s New Political Class: The People

“Chinese citizens are making their voices heard on the Internet and their actions felt on the streets.”

How Weibo “Killed” Kim Jong-un
February 11, 2012

How Weibo “Killed” Kim Jong-un

Rumors of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s death were premature. But why did China let such chatter take on a life of its own?

Can China Control Social Media?
January 19, 2012

Can China Control Social Media?

China’s leaders have been playing up the dangers of anonymous micro-blogging. Are they making a mistake?

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