Stories about China
31 May 2014
Estimates of the death toll from June 4, 1989 range from a few hundred to the thousands. The Chinese government has prohibited all forms of discussion online or offline since.
28 May 2014
A new policy will give Chinese authorities a legal basis to pressure technology companies and online service providers to remove "illegal" products -- like circumvention tools -- from the marketplace.
7 May 2014
“If you don’t have Internet order, how can you have Internet freedom?” This report looks at recent critiques of the open Internet debate from China, and a creative campaign for better Internet service in Bolivia.
30 April 2014
21 February 2014
Oiwan Lam argues that the conviction of human rights activist Xu Zhiyong, a pioneer of civic organizing online, is emblematic of the new era of government repression towards Chinese activists.
11 February 2014
A feature on China Central Television that traced the pathways of sex trade workers and clients indicates that the Chinese government is using mass surveillance over mainland mobile networks.
21 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.
6 January 2014
China's crackdown on online "rumor-mongering" has led many opinion leaders to quit Sina Weibo, the country's most popular social media platform.
3 January 2014
With pro-government voices successfully dominating Weibo, WeChat has become the most important platform for public opinion making in mainland China.