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Dirty GIFs and Seditious Memes are Under Fire in Indonesia
Authorities threatened to block WhatsApp if the messenger app did not block 'obscene' content.
Taking Action on #MeToo in China
Despite a campaign to quell the circulation of the meme on social media, various institutions are putting mechanisms in place to counter sexual harassment.
2017/06/06 | ZiQing Low
China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies
'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.'
2016/07/04 | Edward White
China to Online News Organizations: No More Social Media to Source Your Stories
Is the latest move from China’s Internet watchdog a fresh sign of draconian oversight or just a push toward more sensible journalism?
2016/07/27 | J. Michael Cole
Taiwan, Hong Kong Artists Forced to Sign ‘No Separatism’ Form: Reports
While there has not been any confirmation of a new rule, several artists have heard rumors that they will have to sign the document to perform in China.
2016/09/01 | Leung Wing-fai
China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall
Chinese cinema enjoys private capital and state support, but the industry still lacks exportable brand names by way of stars or studios.
2016/10/12 | ZiQing Low
Shanghai Bookstore Tears Out 'Taiwan' from Dictionaries
Taiwan is disappearing from dictionaries in China and US academic publications are being removed from library shelves.
2016/12/14 | TNL Staff
'Black Swan' Author Exposes Chinese Censorship over Taiwan in US
Most Taiwanese commenting on the issue via social media appear to support the author’s efforts.
2017/03/06 | Olivia Yang
Facebook to Launch Startup Accelerator in Taiwan
FbStart is a global program designed to help mobile app startups build and grow their products.
2017/05/03 | FORTUNE
China Has Tightened Its Grip on Online News With Sweeping New Controls
China’s Cyberspace Administration will now require most online news and media outlets to obtain a license from the government.
2016/12/28 | Yin Yijun
Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box-Office Boom in China
With limited freedom and financing, documentary filmmakers cut their own paths to find audiences.
2017/07/11 | Oiwan Lam
How China's Biggest Video Game Became the Target of the Chinese Communist Party
Chinese Communist Party media and commentators have objections to the game that go beyond its supposedly addictive nature. They are concerned about the game's storyline, which they say 'subverts Chinese history,' writes Oiwan Lam.
2017/07/21 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: Director Zero Chou's Latest Project Films in LGBT Sensitive Cities
The award-winning director's new project involves filming in four cities in which LGBT topics are still banned.
Threats to Online Expression Plague South Asia
From internet shutdowns to killings of journalists, clampdowns on internet freedoms are on the rise across the region.
2016/08/03 | J. Michael Cole
After Taiwanese Artists, South Koreans Are Now the Targets of China’s Wrath
Little by little, Beijing is creating a Reich Culture Chamber with Chinese characteristics.
2016/06/22 | Bing-sheng Lee
China Takes Internet Censorship to New Level
China intends to 'foster a healthy, positive Internet culture' by purging comments by its nearly 700 million Internet users.