Latest stories about China
15 September 2014
The Chinese government has a heavy hand when it comes to online content. But exactly which government authorities set Internet censorship policy? A citizen lawsuit against China Unicom seeks answers.
25 August 2014
What exactly do China's online "opinion analysts" do? A recent scandal at Peking University sheds light on the question.
8 August 2014
Critics believe the new policy is intended to target WeChat. The messaging app's soaring sign-up rates outpaced Sina Weibo in early 2014.
29 July 2014
Experts say the billion-yuan “stability maintenance industry” is designed to help the government tighten its grip over public opinion online -- and to turn a profit.
28 July 2014
Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.
16 July 2014
This week, Iranian Facebook users face major jail time, Google reverses its real-name policy, and lawyers, geeks, and librarians all say no to censorship in Turkey.
2 July 2014
Protesters staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.