Minireview: 2018 in Censorship (Oct-Dec)

This series is a recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government authorities in 2018, this small fraction of which were then leaked and distributed online. The...

China-NZ Ties Face Troubles Following Huawei Ban

At The New York Times, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports on concerns in New Zealand that relations are fraying with its close ally and top trading partner China, who New Zealand relies...

Cultural Revolution-era Film Pulled From Berlinale

Celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s newest film, “One Second,” has been pulled from the 69th Berlinale film festival days before it was set to premiere...

Indian, Russian Net Controls Spark China Comparisons...

Last Saturday, The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Chin examined the emergence of distinct Chinese and American spheres of influence online in a lengthy article that also discussed...

Swedish Envoy Recalled After Controversial Meeting

Angela Gui, the daughter of detained writer and publisher Gui Minhai, has written an account of an unusual episode in which she was approached by Anna Lindstedt, the Swedish Ambassador...

Tencent’s Reddit Stake Stirs Censorship Fears...

Social news aggregation site Reddit successfully raised $300 million in a financing round this week that leaves the website valued at $3 billion. As expected, China-based multinational...