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China Censorship

China: "Kingdom of Dwarves" Theme Park Showcases Little People

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUNMING, China -- The casting call went out across China earlier this year, in newspapers and online: Entertainers needed for a new theme park, no spe...

Threatened Voices Charts Bloggers Under Attack Around The World

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Blogging from a fancy office in Soho, it is easy to forget how dangerous it can be for bloggers around the world to do their work. But just last month...

China Cracks Down On Online Music

Marianne Barriaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (AFP) - China has announced that all songs posted on music websites must receive prior approval and foreign lyrics must be translated into...

China, Iran: World Leaders in Blocking the Internet

Thomas Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Crampton

Iran and China stand out in the reported number of blockages of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.

How Beijing Butchered Sean Penn's "Commie, Homo-Loving" Oscar Speech

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

Around Asia, mentions of "gay" or "lesbian" were muted out of the Oscars broadcast. But the award for the most creative censorship method goes to China's CCTV for its work during Sean Penn's speech.

China Closes Websites In Effort To Block Spread Of Information

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Two more Web sites dedicated to social networking went offline in China on Tuesday amid tightening controls that have blocked Facebook...

GREEN DAM: China Scraps Filtering Software Mandate - For Now

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's state media says the government will postpone enforcement of a new rule mandating all new computers be sold with a filtering s...

China Internet Boycott Planned For July 1

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the ...

China Disables Google Functions Over Porn Links

New York Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government disabled some search engine functions on the Chinese-language Web site of Google on Friday, saying the site was linking too oft...

Green Dam: China Backs Down Over Porn Censorship Software | Jonathan Watts in Beijing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Green Dam, which blocks access to porn and politically sensitive websites, will not be compulsory, state media reports...

China Censorship Software Law Draws Fire At Home And Abroad

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is facing a storm of protest at home and abroad over new regulations requiring all personal computers sold in the country to include software th...

China Blocks Twitter Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

Huffington Post | David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

China is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown with another crackdown -- a massive block on Twitter and all those social media s...

China Blocks YouTube Due To Tibet Videos: Reports

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is reported to have blocked the YouTube video-sharing website because it has been carrying video of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans....

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

Censorship In China: Finally, They Blocked My Site!

Neon Tommy | Zachary Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When one thinks about the Great Fire Wall within the People's Republic of China, there is a misconception that what gets stopped at the Internet's "Pe...

Baby Steps: Online Debate, Dissent, and Democracy

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Seconds after Wen Jiabao, China's popular Premier, saw a Cambridge University student's shoe whiz by him, China's blogosphere exploded with opinions.

China Bans Democracy, Declares War on Guns N' Roses

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

It is unlikely that when Axl Rose selected the title for his album, he realized the depth of the parallels between Chinese democracy and Chinese Democracy.

China Censors Parts Of Obama's Speech

AP | ANITA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China censored its translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech, removing references to communism and dissent, and quic...

Fair Trade Suffers When China Censors The Internet. It's Not Just A Human Rights Issue.

Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg

We are accustomed to thinking of censorship purely as a human rights issue, but for information providers and technology companies, censorship acts as a trade barrier.

China Blocks Access To New York Times Web Site

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has blocked access to the New York Times Web site, the newspaper said Saturday, days after the central government defended its r...

Reality Should Be Reported, Not Disregarded

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meghan Peters

Media here in China are running stories about Chinese gymnasts defending their ages of "16," though the rest of the world knows about the 11-year-old.

Hook, Line, and Sinker: NBC Swallows Opening Ceremonies Propaganda

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katherine Goldstein

The conscious decision to create a narrative that rewrites both Chinese history and reality is alarming -- but the fact that the NBC commentators unquestioningly went along with it is downright appalling.

Human Rights Group Overtakes Beijing Radio Station For Protest

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The world's best-known advocate of freedom of the media took its message to the heart of Beijing this morning, making a pirate broadcast on Chinese ra...

The China Question: To Beg or to Blog?

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Mao's successors in the Communist Party are offering the Chinese people food but not freedom, and many are happy to take the deal.

Huffington Post: Still Banned in Beijing

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wallechinsky

While the Chinese Communist Party has lifted the bans on the Amnesty International and BBC News sites, one site has continued to be totally blocked in Beijing: