This week, the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics announced that it would close after years of official pressure including the deletion of social media accounts and an eviction last summer during which the doors of its offices were welded shut, temporarily trapping staff inside. The...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 22, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Cyberspace Administration: Hello everyone, below you will find a summary of the expanded security and...
by Anne Henochowicz | Oct 8, 2020
In July 2019, the philosopher and popular writer Byron Chen Chun went to Hong Kong to observe protests against proposed amendments to the Hong Kong extradition law which raised serious concerns that residents and even those...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 23, 2020
The New York Times’ Chris Buckley reports on a new campaign against corruption and disloyalty in China’s public security machinery: Officials in China’s law-and-order apparatus have been ordered to “drive the blade...
Matthew D. Johnson: Safeguarding Socialism: The Origins, Evolution, and Expansion of China’s Total Security Paradigm
by Sophie Beach | Jun 12, 2020
The following is an excerpt of an article titled “Safeguarding socialism: The origins, evolution and expansion of China’s total security paradigm” by Matthew D. Johnson. Read the full text of the article at Project Sinopsis. The...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 10, 2019
What began six months ago in Hong Kong as a protest against a proposed (and now withdrawn) extradition bill has widened in scope to address collective concerns for the future of the relative freedoms and democracy enjoyed there....
by Sophie Beach | Sep 20, 2019
Under Xi Jinping, Chinese journalists have faced tightening controls from the government, as officials have imposed ideological, political, and legal limits on their reporting while escalating online censorship and sending...
by Samuel Wade | May 12, 2019
Last week brought the 100th anniversary of the start of the May Fourth movement, a pivotal moment...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 19, 2019
Concerns over the growing international acceptance of the “China model” of internet...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 21, 2019
Chinese tech companies’ ties with Party and state authorities are coming under increasingly...
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