Latest stories about China
1 December 2013
Recent studies on Internet censorship in China focus primarily on "opinion leaders" -- individuals with high influence on social media platforms -- but fail to include community-based journalism efforts.
15 November 2013
New research from the Citizen Lab investigates government pressures on Asian companies developing instant messaging apps, information controls on LINE apps, and implications for users.
13 November 2013
Tens of thousands of Sina Weibo users are being punished for posting "personal attack comments" or re-publishing messages posted by other users. Welcome to China's ever-broadening battlefield of online censorship.
8 November 2013
In August, the Chinese Community Party launched a campaign against unauthorized political commentary online -- according to a new study, the campaign is working.
17 October 2013
China has given official recognition to the 50 Cent Party job amid a crackdown on online public opinion leaders in an effort to better manipulate Internet discussion.
6 October 2013
Government officials are scrambling to dispel rumors that free trade zones in Shanghai and Shenzhen will include access to an open Internet.
24 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.