New investigations by ChinaFile and The New York Times reveal the complexities of the vast and diffuse organs tasked by the Chinese state with understanding (and manipulating) online public opinion. The Great Firewall, the...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 22, 2013
A recent Southern People Weekly article translated by CDT revealed the world of official espionage in China: officials bugging rivals to gather ammunition, and allies to assess their loyalty. A report at Caixin describes another...
by Sophie Beach | May 3, 2010
Reuters reports on the latest Internet crackdown: Wang Chen, head of the Information Office of the State Council, said on Friday the country would intensify a crackdown on online crimes as part of an ongoing campaign that he...
by Sophie Beach | May 12, 2009
PC World reports on the state of anti-hacking legislation in China: Although the Western media has been awash with stories of Chinese hacking for years, cybercrime was until recently governed by three articles added to...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 8, 2007
From Ryan Naraine’s Zero Day blog on ZDNet: Researchers from Peking University in Beijing and the University of Mannheim in Germany released a paper this week that aims to map the underground cybercrime economy in China. The paper concludes that 1.49 percent of the 145,000 most popular sites in China “contain some kind of malicious […]
by Wu Nan | Oct 18, 2007
Images and story from Southern Metropolis Daily, via Sina, translated by CDT: Recently, a special “intelligent” virus has emerged from the Chinese Internet. This Win32/KillDPT virus can decide to suspend the operating system or create intrusive damage based on different languages used on the computer, to ensure the use of the simplified Chinese character system. […]
by Morgan Figuers | May 31, 2007
The Ministry of Public Security in China has identified internet use as a major factor in the increasing number of crimes that children in China commit. From the Middle East Times: BEIJING — The number of children arrested in China has increased by a third in the past three years, state media said Thursday, with […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 9, 2006
From Xinhua via Shanghai Daily (link): CHINA’S police are struggling to clamp down on rampant Internet crime in the face of vague and inadequate laws, senior police say. “The most common crimes involve theft, racketeering, fraud of on-line resources and services, mass disruption and inconvenience to the public,” said Xu Jianzhuo, deputy director of the […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 8, 2006
ESWN has translated the following article, which originally appeared on Wenxue City: The principal work of the Internet police is to look around the Internet to catch criminals. They monitor the Internet bars, they look for pornographic, reactionary and other harmful material on the Internet and they solve Internet crimes based upon the clues. There […]
by Sophie Beach | May 13, 2005
From ESWN: Here is a photo of a public trial being held at the Middle-level Number 1 People’s Court in the city of Hofei in Anhui province.¬† There are eleven defendants altogether.¬† They are being accused of being part of a criminal enterprise based upon an Internet forum… So what exactly were they doing that […]
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