Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible again. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information....
by Samuel Wade | Mar 20, 2020
TikTok, a short video platform owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, has attracted a huge, mainly young audience around the world, for whom it is currently serving as a vital source of distraction and connection amid the COVID-19...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 14, 2020
U.S. measures against China’s burgeoning tech sector are set to continue despite an anticipated truce in the two countries’ ongoing trade war, The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis and Katy Stech Ferek reported...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 6, 2019
Short video platform TikTok’s enormous popularity among young Westerners, together with its ownership by Beijing-based AI entertainment firm Bytedance, has brought steadily mounting scrutiny in recent months. Critics...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 20, 2019
In August, Matters News published an interview with CDT founder and Editor-in-Chief Xiao Qiang. The interview, by freelance writer Xiran, examines the events and motivations that led Xiao to become a human rights activist and...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 15, 2019
Short video-sharing platform TikTok has been enjoying explosive growth in its mostly young international audience. It has been described in The Washington Post as “the first Chinese app to truly pierce the global Internet...
by cdtstaff | Nov 5, 2019
On October 29th, the Shuangqiao branch office of Chengde City Public Security Bureau in Hebei Province released a “police announcement” on Weibo. The notice said that the bureau “cracked” a case involving...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 3, 2019
On October 26th, a Twitter user reported that his WeChat account was suspended for “spreading malicious rumors” after he posted a comment about Winnie the Pooh subsequent to sharing an article on President Xi Jinping. The...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 19, 2019
Last year, leaked plans for “Project Dragonfly,” a China-focused Google search...
by Josh Rudolph | May 6, 2019
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 26, 2019
State news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that former "Cyberczar" and senior...
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