Stories about China from January, 2013
Video is increasingly at the nexus of opportunity and danger for human rights activists. Video helps activists to document, confront, circumvent, and lobby against oppressive authorities—but it also allows those authorities to stalk them. Here's what we think will happen in 2013.
Google has quietly removed a feature that used to inform users from mainland China of censored keywords. Is this---as some speculate---a move by Google to please Beijing in an attempt to reenter the Chinese market?
One Sina Weibo manager , frustrated by the pressure from the Propaganda Department imposed upon him and his colleagues, forcing them to censor a controversial editorial, writes an inside story to explain his difficult position.
On December 28, 2012, the Chinese government approved a set of new net control laws that would make it compulsory for internet intermediaries to enforce users' real name registration. In South Korea, a similar online real name registration policy has been in place since 2005. Let's examine the South Korean experiment and see what lessons Chinese netizens can learn from it.