• Confirm
  • .
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.
2019/03/04 | Global Voices
Banned From WeChat: Huawei, ZTE, 'Amazing China' and 'Salted Fish'
Don't talk about Meng Wanzhou, don't talk about the US ban on ZTE, don't call Huawei a 'demon's mirror.'
2018/12/20 | Nick Aspinwall
Unpacking the Swift Chinese Netizen Clapback to Lil Pump's Racist Song
When Chinese netizens slide past censors to air their grievances, they're key cogs in a massive and well-oiled outrage machine.
2018/07/10 | Global Voices
Is Your Phone Spying on You? Inside Chinese Camera Backdoors
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.
2018/01/19 | Lu Hongyong
When Viral Turns Toxic: The Dark Side of Online Marketing in China
China is often hailed as a social media marketing trailblazer but under the surface of the success roils fertile ground for scammers and fake news.
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.
2017/09/14 | Qian Zhecheng
On the Front Line of China’s Chat Sticker Industry
A cartoonist strives to conquer the increasingly competitive sector, one sticker at a time.
2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion
Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero
'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.
2017/08/30 | Rosemary Chen
Robin, the Taiwanese Chatbot Using AI to Talk to Customers in the Local Lingo
'The reason that chatbots are popular right now is not only due to technical innovation, but even more so due to the social media revolution,' says Professor Lee Hung-yi.
2017/08/28 | Chen Ronggang
China’s Future is Definitely Cashless
Accessible, intuitive mobile platforms have made China an unlikely frontrunner in the race toward becoming a cash-free society.
2017/08/14 | Wang Yuhao
Bringing the World’s Great Museums to 200,000 Children in China
An entrepreneur hatches a plan to make 10 iconic museums accessible to China’s working-class families.
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.
2017/06/12 | Qian Zhecheng
China Closes Popular WeChat Accounts
Netizens incensed as internet watchdog begins enforcing June update to country’s cybersecurity law.
2016/11/04 | Berlin Fang
How WeChat Is Reshaping Online Education
Instead of luring students onto specialized platforms, Chinese teachers have been using the existing app as an educational tool.