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2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

Cyberpunk 2077 Accused of Insulting China, but Not Banned

While some Chinese netizens lashed out at the game for not recognizing Taiwan as a part of China, few wanted it to be banned.

2021/04/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.

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.

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.

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.

2016/11/19 | 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.

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.

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...

2017/09/06 | 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.

2017/10/13 | 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.

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.

2018/06/01 | Stellina Chen

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

The Chinese Communist Party is doubleplusgood at promulgating Chinese duckspeak.