Hu Yong

Four Trends on China’s Internet

At China Media Project, Hu Yong describes three trends in the developing tone, role and political context of China’s Internet over the past year: Looking back at China’s internet in 2011, there were three broad trends that...

Where an Internet Joke Is Not Just a Joke

The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy article looking at the role of humor and satire online in China: No government in the world pours more resources into patrolling the Web than China’s, tracking down unwanted content and...

Busting the Bias of the Rumor Busters

China Media Project translates an interview from Time Weekly with new media scholar Hu Yong about the definition of rumors, and the so-called “anti-rumor league,” a group of “truth-seeking vigilantes” who seek to...

Hu Yong: What Government Microblogs Do (and Don’t) Mean

Journalist and Internet analyst Hu Yong writes for China Media Project: Back in May 2010, when Guangdong province had just opened up the first Public Security Bureau [police] microblog in the whole country, I wrote a piece...

Hu Yong: The Revolt of China’s Twittering Classes

Internet scholar Hu Yong writes about the power of microblogs in China, most recently after Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize was announced: Despite this news blackout, China’s blogosphere and microblogs exploded after Liu...

Hu Yong: BBS Sites on China’s Changing Web

China Media Project translates a piece by Hu Yong about the past and future of BBS forums in China, which ran in the Southern Metropolis Daily: Despite the above-mentioned differentiation, reports from the China Internet Network...

China at Odds With Future in Internet Fight

From the New York Times: By publicly challenging China’s censorship, Google has stirred up the debate over the government’s claim that constraints on free speech are crucial to political stability and the prosperity that has...

Isaac Mao (毛向辉): China: Hope in Dialogue

Isaac Mao is one of China’s best-known bloggers and the organizer of the Chinese Bloggers’ Conference, which first took place in Shanghai in 2005. Mao is also a software developer, a social learning researcher, director of...

Video: Danwei: China Blogger Conference 2009

Danwei has produced a video from the 5th annual Chinese blogger conference, held in November in Lianzhou, Guangdong, which includes interviews with bloggers Chang Ping 长平, Bei Feng 北风, Tiger Temple 老虎庙, Teng Biao 藤彪, Hu Yong 胡泳,...

Isaac Mao “Twinterviews” Hu Yong

Global Voices translates a conversation, via twitter, between two of China’s Internet pioneers, Isaac Mao and Hu Yong: Q10: If the Internet had been around twenty years ago, do you think society would have been a bit more...



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