Reuters reports that a man surnamed Zhou has been detained for causing panic with a graphic rumor...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 27, 2013
The H7N9 strain of bird flu appeared in China in February, claiming its first casualties in March. So far, there have been 130 recorded infections and 37 deaths. While anxiety over the spread of the virus is easing after recent...
by Sophie Beach | May 17, 2013
Four more deaths have brought the total number of fatalities from the H7N9 bird flu to 36. Yet despite these deaths, there is evidence that the virus is not spreading as fast or as widely as many feared. From Al Jazeera: The...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 30, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. State Council Information Office Department of Internet News Coordination: All weibo and blog...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 12, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Regarding the epidemic situation in Shanghai, give first place to...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 10, 2013
As of April 10, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). • Masanjia Women’s Labor Re-education Camp (马三家女子劳教所): An investigative report on the camp, which exposes...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 6, 2013
China’s H7N9 flu outbreak had claimed 6 lives by Saturday, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 16. With the discovery of the virus among live poultry on sale at Shanghai markets, over 20,536 chickens, ducks, geese...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 5, 2013
The April 5th edition of CCTV’s flagship evening news program News Simulcast did not mention a word about the H7N9 strain of bird flu, which has already claimed six lives. Instead, it dwelt on the tidal bore coming up the Amazon...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 4, 2013
When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” The River Crab Archive is a collection of blog post titles, weibo, and other materials...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 1, 2013
At Bloomberg, Adam Minter reports suspicions of a link between newly reported bird flu deaths in Shanghai and the thousands of dead pigs recently found in the city’s water supply: “Wash your hands, and cover your nose and...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 31, 2013
The New York Times reports on the H7N9 virus, a new strain of bird flu that has so far killed two and left another ill: Two men have died here after contracting a strain of avian flu that had not been previously found in humans,...
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