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Decoding China's Internet, One Meme at a Time

Sophie Beach | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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.

The Global Search for Education: China Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.

Enigmatic China Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Susan D. Blum

Qiu Xiaolong's Enigma of China is the kind of thing that writing teachers might dismiss as containing too many implausible dimensions -- except for the fact that almost all that was included is a direct transcript of China's current bizarre reality.

The Top Ten Myths of Modern China

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China will not implode. Its road to superpower status will be bumpy, even rocky in parts, but the fundamentals of sustained macroeconomic expansion are in place and, for the large part, enduring. Here are 10 popular misconceptions about China.

Are We Getting China-Africa Media Relations Wrong?

Iginio Gagliardone | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Iginio Gagliardone

While it is evident how China has been developing a distinctive domestic approach to the Internet and the role of media in society more generally, whether and how the ideas informing this approach are spreading is far less clear.

China's Fifty Cent Party for Internet Propaganda

Usha Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Usha Haley

China is not the only country in the world to employ cyber police. But the scale of China's efforts is staggering, and social media now comprises the dominant online activity in China.

Google's China Misadventure: Not a Harbinger of Darkness

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

A headline in today's Washington Post asserts: "Google's showdown marks turning point in bond between West and Beijing's authoritarian system." Please. Let's not get overexcited.

Dear President Obama: In Talking to China, Remember its People

Rebecca MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca MacKinnon

If you really want to take U.S.-China relations to a new level that rises above the day-to-day issues, you need to find new ways to engage the Chinese people themselves -- not just their government.

China Said To Restore Blocks On Websites

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government has begun blocking access to certain websites that it had previously allowed Internet users to access, reports the New York Ti...

China Frees the Internet (Sort Of): Unblocks Amnesty, BBC, RSF Sites

Danwei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The last two days have seen some serious complaints from the international media about China's ongoing Internet censorship, which was supposed to be s...