Stories about China

13 February 2019

Users flood Reddit with China censorship memes, balk at $150 million investment from Tencent

While Chinese companies regularly invest in US media companies, this makes for an unusual match.

11 January 2019

Chinese authorities go after citizens for using VPNs, skirting online censorship

The news of two men being fined for using VPNs may serve as a wake up call to Chinese netizens.

31 December 2018

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

17 December 2018

What do Chinese internet users think of Google's ‘Dragonfly’ project?

Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.

11 December 2018

Crackdown in Beijing: ‘Using Twitter is more dangerous than street demonstrations’

The number of Twitter users who have been directly threatened by authorities is estimated to be in the hundreds or even more.

30 November 2018

Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan

A significant volume of disinformation on Taiwan social media networks may be coming from “content farms” with China's Communist Party.

27 November 2018

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?

How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?

6 November 2018

Political cartoonist Badiucao abruptly cancelled his Hong Kong exhibition — and then went silent

The event was seen by many as a test of the limits of free speech in Hong Kong.

Apple censors sensitive words from device-engraving service in Hong Kong and China

Banned words include the names of current and former Chinese state leaders and the phrase "Taiwan independence".

22 October 2018

Chinese artist Badiucao sends ‘Make Wall Great Again’ hats to Google, in protest of company's return to China

“I want [Google] to know it is a mistake to collaborate with China’s censorship. It is as shameful as Trump’s wall ... an invisible wall online — the great firewall.”