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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


4,000 Hong Kong Protesters Voice Against China on Bookseller Detentions

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


261 ways to refer to the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China

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 angry investors leap the Great Firewall—and are shocked by what they learn of Beijing

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

China Newspaper Calls ‘Zootopia’ American Propaganda

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


The Architect of China’s Great Firewall Was Himself Blocked by the Firewall

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