Is Your Phone Spying on You? Inside Chinese Camera Backdoors

Global Voices

Chinese internet giant Tencent was quick to defend a 'feature' in which a smartphone camera self-activates when messaging apps are opened, leaving the country's mobile users worried.


Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley

AsiaGlobal Online

China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.


China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

ZiQing Low

'Programs should promote the revolution, the advanced culture of socialism and patriotism as a core value, as well as praise the motherland and celebrate national heroes.'


The Rise of China’s Tech Sector: The Making of An Internet Empire

John Lee

Part one of this two-part series looks at the rise of China's digital economy, the champion firms that dominate it, and their relationship with the Chinese state.


Fake News in China and Taiwan: Pot, Kettle, Black

Jules Quartly

China and Taiwan offer different models for tackling the worldwide problem of fake news, top-down or bottom-up. Take your pick...


Will China Use Google Scholar to Rewrite History?

ZiQing Low

Experts fear that Beijing's information controls will ‘little by little’ affect access to information outside of China.


Chinese Unsatisfied with Baidu’s Response to Illegal Gambling Ads

Hsu Chia-yu

China’s leading search engine Baidu is under investigation for the late-night promotion of illegal online gambling.

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