Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Qiushi confirmed that he has returned safely to mainland China after visiting Hong Kong last week to observe the protests and broadcast video commentaries about them on social media. Chen was forced to end his trip ahead of schedule after receiving pressure from...
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 Samuel Wade | Sep 26, 2019
The explosive popularity of short video platforms like Douyin and Kuaishou has brought correspondingly intense scrutiny from China’s censors. New content rules in January were so detailed that they even included a...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 3, 2019
The Financial Times’ Edward White reports on plans to ban Chinese-owned video streaming...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 16, 2018
At Inkstone News, Mandy Zuo reports on the likely career-ending five-day detention of a young...
by Samuel Wade | May 4, 2018
On Wednesday, The New York Times’ Raymond Zhong and Paul Mozur reported that, while...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 26, 2016
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Cindy | Sep 14, 2016
China’s state media regulator has issued a new order requiring all live streaming platforms...
by Samuel Wade | May 25, 2016
As China promotes its vision of internet management abroad, including in Moscow last month, The...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 19, 2016
The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT),...
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