Man of the Week: Master Kang

康师傅 (Kāng Shīfu) Master Kang Nickname for Zhou Yongkang, former public security chief and close ally of fallen Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai. Reports that Zhou is...

Duplitecture: China’s White Houses

At 99% Invisible, Roman Mars, Avery Trufelman and Bianca Bosker look at the phenomenon of “duplitecture”—China’s copycat architecture. [… O]ne of the...

Hackers Hit HK Media, Democracy Movement

As advocacy groups note Beijing’s increasing influence over the media in Hong Kong, and after recent violent attacks against Hong Kong journalists, the Hong Kong Journalists...

China Monitors the Internet and the Public Pays the Bill...

Global Voices has translated an article from Hong Kong’s InMedia (獨立媒體) [Chinese] on the scope, work, rapid growth, and public cost of China’s government-ordered ...

Sensitive Words: Shache Incident, Guo Boxiong, More...

As of July 28, the following search terms were blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Terror in Shache County, Xinjiang More than 24 hours after...

Minitrue: Violent Terror Incident in Shache, Xinjiang...

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect...