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2019/03/19 | Global Voices

When People Disappear in China, They Also Disappear on WeChat

When Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy, disappeared, censors got to work scrubbing his name from WeChat.

2017/03/29 | Oiwan Lam

China's Great Firewall Gives Rise to a Robust Industry of Information Smugglers

More often than not, information smugglers prioritize things like click rates over hard-hitting public interest journalism.

2021/02/11 | Daphne K. Lee

What Clubhouse Achieved When It Slipped Behind China’s Firewall

The tolerant and open space on Clubhouse, however short-lived, prefigured a world in which prejudice and regional conflicts can be resolved, or at least managed to a less volatile level, through dialogue.

2020/12/08 | The Interpreter

China’s Online Meddling Goes Beyond the Great Firewall

Supporting the human rights movement in China should include fostering a fact-based Chinese-language information environment in which activists can get reliable news and analysis.

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?

2018/03/30 | Morley J Weston

China’s VPN Ban Takes Effect but Cat-and-Mouse Game Continues

This is not the first volley fired against virtual private networks, but stricter enforcement means that data leaving China is about to become less secure.

2017/08/01 | TIME

A Crackdown on Unfettered Internet Access Is Jeopardizing China’s Pro-Business Credentials

Aside from the practical limitations, the oppressive atmosphere would be hugely damaging at a time when China's economy is already slowing.

2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani

President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin

New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.