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2018/09/06 | Global Voices

China's State-Run 'Fake News' Clampdown Goes into Overdrive

A new platform backed by China's state media agency called Piyao, meaning 'rumor-squashing,' was launched last week.

2018/06/01 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Endless 'Orwellian Nonsense' and Weird 'Weiplomacy'

The Chinese Communist Party is doubleplusgood at promulgating Chinese duckspeak.

2018/04/17 | Jack Smith

OPINION: Sina Weibo’s Gay Content U-Turn Was No Victory

Weibo failed to apologize for its ban on LGBT content and celebrating the reversal of its decision will do nothing to shake public apathy in China.

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.

2017/09/06 | 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.

2017/03/16 | Jules Quartly

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

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

2017/01/18 | Han Le

How Weibo Reflects China’s National Pride and Shame

Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.

2016/11/19 | Han Le

Mourning by Rote: The Dynamics of Weibo Commemoration

As news spreads rapidly across the microblog network, Internet users are engaging with tragedies in ever more formulaic and predictable ways.

2016/10/12 | Han Le

How Weibo Shapes What We Remember And Forget

The Chinese social media site is changing the ways its users remember the past and process the present.

2016/09/29 | Jessie Yang

How New Media Contribute to Citizen Journalism in China

It’s a constant tug of war, but social media provide a tool for society to bypass state censors and shed light on important social issues.