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China Censorship

Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Lu Wei

The success of the Internet in China over the past 20 years shows that successful foreign companies in China respect China's market environment and abide by China's law and regulations. U.S. companies operating in China show that those who respect the Chinese law can seize the opportunity of China' s Internet innovation and create immense value, while those who chose opposition stand will be isolated by themselves and finally abandoned by the Chinese market.

Michael Calderone

Chinese President Suggests News Outlets Are The Ones To Blame For Visa Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday that international news outlets are at fault when it comes to problems securing visas f...

China Blocks BBC Website As Hong Kong Clashes Escalate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

As clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong intensify this week, the Chinese government has reportedly blocked the website of ...

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...

An Exclusive Essay By Ai Weiwei: 'On Self-Censorship'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts

It's been a bad month for critics of the Chinese government, starting with the flood of arrests ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary. Now officia...

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...

Two Challenges I've Faced As Executive Editor Of The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, has faced several difficult challenges in covering recent news. The first, she said, was dur...

Guiding Public Opinion After The Kunming Knife Attack

China Digital Times | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

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

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's Crackdown On Foreign Reporting Hits NY Times Hard

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.28.2014 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — The government is intensifying efforts to control foreign media coverage of China, blocking websites, harassing reporters trying to c...

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 ...

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

China's Campaign To Silence The Dalai Lama

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his...

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...

How 'Iron Man' Wins Over China's Censors

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment

SHANGHAI, April 30 (Reuters) - When superhero film "Iron Man 3" makes its Chinese debut, it will include top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and some f...

YANKED: China Pulls 'Django' On Day Of Premiere

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING — "Django Unchained" became "Django Unscreened" as Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on it...

'Skyfall' Isn't The Same In China

Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

Chinese moviegoers are being treated to a slightly different version of "Skyfall" after censors cut a scene and used subtitles that obscure some of th...

The Coming Age of Internet Sovereignty?

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

In few places on Earth is censorship undertaken more vigorously than it is in the People's Republic of China. But what does such censorship mean for the rest of the world's Internet users?

Chinese Newspaper Reaches Deal In Censorship Fight

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Media Wednesday: Chinese newspaper reaches deal in censorship fight, Rachel Maddow's miffed about Chuck Hagel nomination, and did the New York Times 'screw' Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Fight Against Chinese Journalism Censorship Escalates

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — An influential weekly newspaper whose staff rebelled to protest heavy-handed censorship by Chinese government officials publ...

Chinese Newspapers Battle Over China Censors

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare move, some Chinese journalists are openly confronting a top censor after a southern newspaper known for its edgy reporting ...

China, Mo Yan and the Nobel: Truth and Consequences

Susan D. Blum | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Susan D. Blum

Censorship in China is widely known and lamented. Chinese literature has a long history of what Emily Dickinson's poem alluded to: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant. It's possible that Mo Yan chooses "not to speak" about the political situation directly, but to tell it slant.

Tweet Joke About Government Lands Man In Jail

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who has been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitt...

Gu Who?

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai stood trial Thursday for the murder of a British former associate in a tightly ...