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Beijing said Facebook and Google are welcome back to China as long as they "respect China's laws"

Will Facebook and Google come back to China? The Chinese government says they can, as long as they “respect China’s laws.”

Yesterday at a press conference held in preparation for the… 476 more words

Chinese International Students - A New Hope?

Chinese students represent the largest number of international students in America, and they continue to enroll in higher numbers. In addition, more and more of these students are making the decision to return home for employment. 577 more words

Best way to beat the Great Firewall of China

Restrictions and geo-blocking have become abundant in the world, though some of them are stricter than others.

For many tourists it’s always inconvenient to deal with these issues, as they don’t want to be shut off from the world, but they still want to visit certain countries. 889 more words


Musings of a millenial techie in China


Last week, I went back to China for the first time in 8 years. 

What I realized when I got there is that all Google products including Gmail and Google Maps, Facebook products including Instagram and Messenger, Twitter products, Tumblr, Flickr, Medium, Reddit, SoundCloud and more don’t load in China. 233 more words

China's citizens are livid at the South China Sea ruling because they've always been taught it is theirs

Chinese citizens have reacted swiftly and angrily to a ruling this week that China’s claim to most of the South China Sea is illegal.

Patriotic netizens have called for war against the Philippines, a boycott of the country’s products, and created a… 745 more words

Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China

Twitter has been blocked in China since around 2009. That seriously hampered any hopes that the U.S. firm — which is struggling to grow its userbase worldwide — had in China, but the service does still have a hardcore base of loyalists who use it in the country. 740 more words


China's fierce censors try a new tactic with GitHub—asking nicely

This month, one of China’s internet regulators sent an unusual request to GitHub, the code repository for millions of programmers worldwide.

Could GitHub, the Cyber Security Association of China, … 649 more words