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China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.

How the 'Internet with Chinese Characteristics' Is Rupturing the Web

Amy Chang | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Amy Chang

China's push for Internet sovereignty gained momentum abroad after Edward Snowden released information about U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs. Capitalizing on the anti-U.S. sentiment in other authoritarian countries like Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, China wooed developing countries with growing online populations to consider the benefits of control of the Internet.

Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

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 Tightens Grip Over Internet, Media

Reuters | Paul Carsten | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

By Paul Carsten WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, sayin...

Decoding China's Internet, One Meme at a Time

Sophie Beach | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Sophie Beach

"Grass-mud horse" (cǎonímǎ 草泥马), which sounds nearly the same in Mandarin as an obscene curse, was originally coined to get around, and also poke fun at, government censorship. The idea caught fire instantly, completely transforming its symbolic meaning. Within weeks, the grass-mud horse became the de facto mascot of Chinese netizens fighting for free expression.

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 ...

Chinese Parents Are Sending Internet Addicts To Boot Camps

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology

By Kyung-Hoon Kim BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) - Baby-faced teenagers in army uniforms practice drills in locked dormitories in China, cl...

Howard Fineman

9 Ways China Could Blow It

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

SHANGHAI -- China’s officials and technocrats -- the latter in their 40s, with degrees from schools such as Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard -- exude ...

Howard Fineman

China Is Made For E-Commerce

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

'SNL' Heads To China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

BEIJING (AP) — A popular online video site is bringing the irreverent, topical humor of "Saturday Night Live" to China. The late-night U.S. comedy ...

Why Was Obama Surfing The Net In A Chinese Internet Cafe?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

President Barack Obama appears to be a regular customer of a Chinese Internet cafe, reports said, after the manager forged an identity card in the US ...

China Cracks Down On Online Criticism

Reuters | Terril Yue Jones | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Internet is brimming with disclosures of officials collecting bribes, homes and luxury ...

Chinese Web Users Love Petitioning the White House

The Atlantic | David Wertime | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

The White House surely has a full plate already. But it can add one more item to its long to-do list: respond to Chinese petitioners....

China Poised For Crackdown On Internet

AllThingsD | Posted 02.24.2013 | Technology

China appears to be gearing up for a crackdown on its domestic Internet after a series of online exposés of corruption underscored the growing power ...

Online Freedom of Speech: Still Safe, but for How Much Longer?

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.01.2013 | World
Steven Strauss

Beginning Monday, representatives from 193 countries will meet in the United Arab Emirates -- ranked 112th in the world for press freedom -- to discuss the future of the Internet. Ironically, one discussion topic for is the role of national governments in managing the Internet.

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.

Tracking the Swaggermetrics of Frank Ocean and Louis C.K.

Chi Tung | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange and Louis C.K.'s Louie are rare examples of great art that succeed because of -- not in spite of -- their willingness to provide endless grist for the social media mill.

Competition with Chinese Characteristics

Franck Nazikian | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Franck Nazikian

With an online population of over 500 million and a consistent double digit growth rate, the region with the biggest stakes and the most significant prospects is none other than China.

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.

Official: Chinese Government Will Be 'Even More Open'

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China will be more open about the often secretive workings of the government and ruling Communist Party in the coming year, although strict...

Half A Billion

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The number of Internet users in China have crossed the half billion mark, reaching 505 million users at the end of November last ...

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...