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Airpocalypse Now: Smog Suffocates Beijing During Climate Talks

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

BEIJING -- As world leaders tussled over the fate of the climate in Paris, Beijing residents struggled to make out the silhouettes of buildings. The m...

Liveability Ranking Ignores the Environment

Angel Hsu | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Angel Hsu

Beijing's toxic air belies the city's progress. It's a hazard to health and a demoralizing cloud over everyday life. It is economically costly and it stains the city's reputation as a cultural capital.

Matt Sheehan

If You Got It, Flaunt It: Chinese Feminists Bare Their Armpit Hair for Contest | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China’s young feminists have taken on sexist TV sketches, imbalanced toilet allotments, sexual harassment on public transportation and no...

Why Beijing Is Censoring Information About The Cruise Ship Disaster

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic that's making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Jeremy Goldkorn, the ...

City and Country Branding - How Cities Compete in the 21st Century

Scott Goodson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Scott Goodson

It's March and people are starting to plan their travel for next summer. Some people are planning next winter break. Others are thinking about investing money or starting offices. Which city or country will you choose?

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.

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.

Nine Rules for Effective Online Content

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Design improvements are usually implemented incrementally, even granularly. Over time, however, the look and feel of advertising can evolve significantly when based on data that fuel content optimization: test, learn, apply.

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 ...

Soccer Commentator Turned Government Critic Silenced In China

China Digital Times | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. Li Chengpeng is a polit...

Commemorating 'May 35th' In China

China Digital Times | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

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

Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

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

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,...

Chinese President Xi's Steamed Buns Still Roiling Weibo

China Digital Times | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

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

Why A Popular Brand Name For Instant Noodles Is Censored On China's Weibo

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

One of the stranger nicknames Chinese Internet users have given to Zhou is “Master Kang” (Kang Shifu 康师傅). Kang Shifu is a ubiquitous brand ...

The Faces of Social Media Censorship

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Online news organization ProPublica on Friday launched a special feature documenting censorship on social media in China.

Made in China

David Sable | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
David Sable

If you think China is all about cheap labor, and that the basis of its power is the sheer number of low-paid people it can throw at a problem -- or that censorship and lack of personal freedom limits Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship -- think again.

China Indoctrinating Journalists? Think Again

Amy Wu | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Amy Wu

The government appears to be cracking down on journalists. Nothing new. The government appears to be cracking down on the Internet. Yawn. The government is force feeding journalists Marxist theory in Peking duck fashion. We need a new story line.

Chinese Court Liveblogs Bo Xilai Trial On Social Media

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Much of China was riveted to the stream of microblog updates from the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai – even a TV anchorwoman ...

Are We All Digital Diplomats?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.16.2013 | Technology
Jean Newman Glock

Digital Diplomacy is a topic that conjures up images of embassies conversing with foreign governments and broadcasting information and well -- propaganda -- to impact policy goals. But you don't have to be a government or super influencer to have international impact. Social media has given everyone a voice.

Social Media and Its War on Censorship

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are being utilized more and more by journalists, activists and citizens as a medium for news and information. Yet, this still has a long way to go before it can be considered a feasible alternative to mainstream media.

Meme Sweeps Through China As Ladies Attempt The 'Perfect Split'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

Move over, planking; here comes the super split. A rather stretch-tastic trend is sweeping through the Interwebs in China, as flocks of limber ladi...

24-Year-Old Chinese Pop Star Dating 12-Year-Old Model

Posted 09.29.2012 | Style

Zhang Muyi, a 24-year-old pop star from China, made shockwaves recently when he publicly declared his love for Akama Miki, a 12-year-old Canadian-base...

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.

Bush Brother's Communist Photo Makes Waves In China

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Neil Bush, younger brother of former President George W. Bush, raised some eyebrows on Monday after posting a picture showing him decked out in gear t...