Minitrue: Laser Pointer on Li Keqiang

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...

Tencent Shuts Messaging Accounts After New Rules

Reuters reports that more than 300 mobile accounts on WeChat have been suspended or permanently disabled by its parent company, Tencent Holdings, Ltd. The account suspensions were...

Detained Canadian Couple Accused of Spying

Global Times, a Communist Party mouthpiece, has published an infographic listing Canadian citizens Kevin and Julia Garratt as spies in disguise. The Garratts, who ran a coffee shop...

Sensitive Words: Lasers on Li, Anti-Corruption, More...

As of August 15, the following search terms were blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Lasers on Li Keqiang 
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    Halting Wrongful Convictions a “Tough Task”...

    South China Morning Post’s Mandy Zuo reports on comments by China’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming about avoiding wrongful convictions, which can arise from problems...

    Minitrue: Mum on Beijing Indie Film Fest Shut Down

    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...