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What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything—sending messages, transferring money, ordering a taxi, reading the news, even doing your laundry. But there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group. 6,550 more words

China's WeChat Is a Censorship Juggernaut

Earlier this month the Chinese social media giant Tencent passed Wells Fargo as the world’s tenth most valuable publicly traded company.

It would never have grown to that size were it not for the company’s close relationship with China’s government. 521 more words


How and Why Facebook Might Accept Censorship to Get Back Into China

Many analysts and insiders thought Facebook would never come back to China after its service was blocked there in 2009. Facebook’s mission of making “the world more open and connected” was at odds with China’s mission to… 381 more words


North Korea asks China to block search results for Kim Jong Un nickname ‘Kim Fatty the Third’

BEIJING – Chinese websites are censoring “Kim Fatty the Third,” a nickname widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. 314 more words


How to follow the US presidential election results from inside mainland China (without a VPN)


As the 2016 US presidential race comes to a close, there’s no escape for most people around the world. They’ll be following the election results on TV and online, whether they want to or not. 309 more words

Chinese citizens are being arrested for sharing news about the Wukan village rebellion online

This week, police carried out a vicious crackdown on demonstrators in the southern Chinese fishing village of Wukan, about 150 miles away from Hong Kong. After police fired… 360 more words

In Continued Crackdown, China Fines News Sites Daring to Do Their Own Reporting

China’s internet regulator has fined several websites for violating internet publication rules and ordered them to “rectify” pages that ran news stories based on their own reporting, state media has reported. 477 more words