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New Cartoons Target China's Elite Politicians With Deadly Seriousness

Sophie Beach | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Sophie Beach

Each of Chinese artist Badiucao's cartoons is an incisive comment on life in China today -- the lack of religious freedom, political oppression and the pervasiveness of Communist Party ideology.

Decoding China's Internet, One Meme at a Time

Sophie Beach | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Sophie Beach

"Grass-mud horse" (cǎonímǎ 草泥马), which sounds nearly the same in Mandarin as an obscene curse, was originally coined to get around, and also poke fun at, government censorship. The idea caught fire instantly, completely transforming its symbolic meaning. Within weeks, the grass-mud horse became the de facto mascot of Chinese netizens fighting for free expression.

TV Biopic On Deng Xiaoping Stirs Controversy In China

China Digital Times | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home

User-Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. At the auspicious hour of 8...

Commemorating 'May 35th' In China

China Digital Times | Posted 06.03.2014 | Home

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese Inter...

Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | Home

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese Inter...

'Taking a Walk' To Protest Chemical Plant In Guangdong

China Digital Times | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home

User Generated, Censor Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. Hundreds of residents of Ma...

Guiding Public Opinion After The Kunming Knife Attack

China Digital Times | Posted 03.20.2014 | Home

This is part of a continuing series for The WorldPost produced by China Digital Times on “user-generated, censor chosen keywords.” On March...

Chinese President Xi's Steamed Buns Still Roiling Weibo

China Digital Times | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home

User Generated, Censor Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. Comfort food--with the pre...