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China Internet Censorship

Watching China From Cyberspace

Sophie Beach | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Sophie Beach

China's censors are well trained and equipped to identify content that poses a potential challenge to the Chinese Communist Party's social and ideological control. We have consistently found that the most interesting stories are those which propaganda officials handpick to censor, but which Internet users feel compelled to discuss anyway, often using coded or cryptic language.

China's Internet Chief To U.S.: We Need Mutual Governance Of The Internet

China Daily | Chen Weihua | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officer...

TV Biopic On Deng Xiaoping Stirs Controversy In China

China Digital Times | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

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

How Chinese Internet Censorship Works, Sometimes

ChinaFile | Jason Q. Ng | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Earlier this week, Chinese Internet services blocked searches for the phrase mìshū bāng (秘书帮). Roughly translated as “secretaries gang,...

China Cracks Down On 'Jihad' Talk Online

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China's Xinjiang region are cracking down on people who promote jihad online, state media reported on Tuesday, amid a na...

Why Are So Many Respected Chinese Journalists Quitting?

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Tea Leaf Nation

Recently, Jian Guangzhou (@简光洲), one of the most reputed investigative journalists in China, quit the Oriental Daily (@东方早报) and announced he was ending his reporting career.

Tech Companies Discuss Governments' Push to Control Internet

Edward J. Black | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the Internet has faced various threats in its young life, countries that appreciate the economic and societal benefits are waking up to the very real threat of international governmental control.

A Midwesterner Goes to China: Part 1

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Since 2009, China has attempted to block dozens of sites that might harbor dissent. Recent visitors had told me to expect Internet restrictions. As a First Amendment researcher, I would see the access restrictions as a bit of a one-way street.

Globalization 2.0: China's Parallel Internet

Eric X. Li | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

China's size and its centralized governance have enabled the creation of a parallel Internet universe connected to and separate from the one outside. China is pursuing a distinctive response to the Internet.

China as Poster Boy for IP Protection?

Leslie Harris | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

In the middle of one of the most contentious debates in Congress about intellectual property in recent memory, the MPAA appears to have finally found an analogy that it believes will persuade skeptics to support slash-and-burn piracy bills now before Congress: Google in China.

U.S. Wants To Know What China Blocks Online

AP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. government has formally asked China to turn over details of its policies for censoring websites. U.S. Trade Representative ...

China Official Tells Web Firms To Crack Down On Dissent

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and ...

A FIRST: Americans Sue China Over Internet Censorship

Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the Chinese government on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest...

Google Profile In China Shrinking

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A year after a public spat with Beijing over censorship, Google Inc. says its business with Chinese advertisers is growing even as the Inte...

Father of China's 'Great Firewall' Admits To Skirting The Censorship He Built

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The man known as the father of China's so-called Great Firewall is defending his invention, which blocks out hundreds of thousands of foreign websites...

China Shuts Over 60,000 Porn Websites This Year

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

China shut down more than 60,000 pornographic websites this year, netting almost 5,000 suspects in the process, a government spokesman said on Thursda...

China Vows To Keep Blocking Online Content

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threaten...

The Battle Over Internet Regulatory Paradigms

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Monroe Price

What is desired to satisfy the universal human right to connect is "One Internet" with overwhelming access. Of course, this pits the U.S. position directly against that of China.

Slip Slidin' Away: Google in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Elizabeth Lynch

China's internet censorship should not be condoned. But Google is not the champion of our moral values, nor should it be asked to be. The responsibility lies with us, through our elected officials and through our own actions.

Google to China: Drop Dead!

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rory O'Connor

Does a company with a stated corporate goal of "Don't Be Evil" really deserve praise for finally pulling the plug on its longstanding cooperation with the Great Firewall? I think not.

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...

US Makes Official Complaint To China Over Internet Censorship

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The US has complained officially to China over its strict new internet censorship rules as tension builds over an issue causing consternation among in...