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China Web Censorship

Watching China From Cyberspace

Sophie Beach | Posted 03.22.2015 | 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...

China Clamps Down On Sites For Spreading Rumors

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities shut 16 websites and detained six people accused of spreading rumors of unusual military vehicle movements in...

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's Twitter-Like Site Cuts Off Accounts Over 'Rumors'

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Technology

By Joe McDonald, Associated Press BEIJING -- China's most popular microblogging site is cracking down on what it says is the spread of false rumors...

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 ...

Chinese Site Bans Web Tools Used To Evade Filters

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing's efforts to block t...