Stories about China from September, 2013
Sonya Yan Song is a researcher and computer programmer working on current trends in online news censorship China. In a recent study, she has sought to quantify deletion rates for online news articles.
Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".
Two weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping ordered the Communist Party's propaganda machine to build "a strong Internet army" to "seize the ground of new media". Over 450 bloggers and online writers have been arrested since.