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How the Internet Empowers China's Citizens to Monitor Local Officials but Trust Beijing

Han-Teng Liao | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Han-Teng Liao

The role of Internet has been instrumental in centralizing control by the central government so that the fragmented and decentralized local powers can be monitored and disciplined.

China Just Shut Down 50 Websites And Social Media Accounts

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to "publishing political news witho...

This Is Why Hong Kong Looks So Different From The Rest Of China

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

The incredible scenes from Hong Kong this week have highlighted just how different the region is from mainland China. In open defiance of Beijing,...

China Scrambles To Censor Social Media

Reuters | Paul Carsten | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology

BEIJING - Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in...

Howard Fineman

China Is Made For E-Commerce | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

SHANGHAI -- People wonder what China will do for an economic encore after three decades of nuts-and-bolts industrial growth. But all you need to do is...

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 Arrests Teen For Viral Post

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

The Chinese government, which maintains tight control over Internet use within the country, is taking steps to manage viral posts. Earlier this mo...

China's Twitter Leads In Cats And Cat-And-Mouse Censorship

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation'...

China's Cyber Intrusions Of 'Growing Concern'

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States expressed growing concern over cyber-intrusions globally during talks with Chinese leaders, the U.S. secretary o...

Global Social Mobile Media in 2012

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The desire to control media messages is pervasive across the globe, but the introduction of mobile smart phones and a myriad of social media sites is creating a culture clash from the Arab Spring to Asia.

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.

China’s Parallel Online Universe

The Diplomat | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

As the showdown escalated between Chinese security forces and residents of Wukan, where villagers revolted against the Chinese Communist Party, you di...

What The World's Biggest Internet Population Uses Instead Of Facebook

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

China's complex web censorship project, referred to as the "Great Firewall of China," prevents many ordinary Chinese 'net-users from accessing Faceboo...

India Treads China Censor Path

The Diplomat | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

By Jason Miks, The Diplomat The world's largest democracy prides itself on being the "free" rising Asian giant. But is India taking a leaf ou...