The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2012
Fearsomely prolific Twitter user Ai Weiwei has written that “if Twitter censors, I’ll stop tweeting”, following news that the microblogging service is to selectively block posts to comply with local laws....
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2011
In 2009, when Kai-fu Lee, the head of Google’s operations in China, announced his resignation, he also announced the formation of a new venture to fund Internet start-ups in the country. His company, Innovation Works, has...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 5, 2011
Through the People’s Daily, the Chinese government has put forward a harsh warning to Google over claims that Gmail users were victims of a phishing scheme originating in China. From Reuters: The tough warning appeared in...
by cdtstaff | Apr 28, 2011
Chinese search-engine Baidu has seen its earnings double in the first quarter of 2011. From Forbes: China’s Internet wave continues to roll on. Benefitting from growth in China’s Internet use and search-related advertising,...
by cdtstaff | Mar 25, 2011
China’s leading search engine is said to have developed a personal web browser currently being tested internally. This development may put Baidu in competition with Microsoft and Google in the future.From Bloomberg News:...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 21, 2011
The New York Times reports on the tightening of online communication in China, as seen through disruption of VPN services and Gmail, among other things: A host of evidence over the past several weeks shows that Chinese...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 15, 2011
Reuters reports on new plans by Google to remain a player in the China market a year after battling China’s censors and moving its Chinese search engine to Hong Kong: The road to recovery will certainly be a bumpy one, but...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 9, 2010
Evan Osnos debunks the top ten myths about China this year. His top three: 1. Dissidents no longer matter in global diplomacy. Fact: After China joined the World Trade Organization and hosted the Beijing Olympics, the image of...
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The First Law of Chinese Cyberspace
May 08, 2009
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The Dark Art of Propaganda - Richard Spencer
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With US visit over, China to try string of dissidents - Lindsay Beck
May 10, 2006