Stories about China from January, 2014
Ilham Tohti, founder of Uyghur Online and a moderate advocate for ethnic autonomy policy in China was arrested on January 15. Supporters are advocating for his release online.
China's crackdown on online "rumor-mongering" has led many opinion leaders to quit Sina Weibo, the country's most popular social media platform.
With pro-government voices successfully dominating Weibo, WeChat has become the most important platform for public opinion making in mainland China.