China has been tightening up internet controls by targeting individuals’ VPN access and expanding its crackdown on the use of foreign social media apps. Meanwhile, Apple recently announced plans to open its first data-storage facility in China to comply with regulations in Beijing’s...
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 Josh Rudolph | Oct 3, 2019
At Quartz, Jane Li reports on a statement released late last month by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, that anyone applying for a new mobile and data service plan will need to have their faces scanned by...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 20, 2017
At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam reports that residents in a district of Urumqi, the capital of the...
by Cindy | Jul 18, 2017
WhatsApp users in China reported widespread service disruptions on Tuesday, with many unable to...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 10, 2017
Ahead of the recent Two Sessions meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 23, 2017
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday announced the launch of a 14-month...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 27, 2016
China’s Cyberczar Lu Wei and VPN-toting Great Firewall mastermind Fang Binxing were in Moscow on...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 7, 2016
China’s Great Firewall has come under renewed pressure from both ordinary Chinese web users...
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