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
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Over 4,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against China’s detention of five booksellers whose shop published gossipy books about Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping. 449 more words
This Saturday (June 4) marks the 27th anniversary of the massacre that ended pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Since June 4, 1989, the Chinese Communist Party has tried its best to stop people from mentioning the incident and convince them that the whole thing never happened. 1,008 more words
China’s elaborate censorship mechanism, nicknamed the Great Firewall, blocks tens of thousands of foreign websites deemed hostile to the Communist Party regime.
While some internet users inside China count on services like VPNs and proxies to get access to Facebook, Twitter, and overseas news outlets, many Chinese netizens never bother. 1,250 more words
Chinese officials have long been vigilant, paranoid even, about Hollywood spreading Western values in the country.
The latest proof appears as an editorial in a People’s Liberation Army newspaper criticizing… 251 more words
Talk about irony.
Fang Binxing, the controversial creator of China’s Great Firewall, the filtering mechanism by which the government dictates what Chinese can and can’t see online, was himself… 643 more words
Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met China’s propaganda tsar Liu Yunshan in Beijing on Saturday as part of a charm offensive in one of the few markets where the social network cannot be accessed. 424 more words