On Donald Trump’s first presidential tour of Asia, he enjoyed red-carpet treatment in China...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 17, 2009
The Guardian reports that the government is loosening requirements that all computers produced in or imported to China must have keyword filtering software installed on their hard drives, following concerns over a host of...
by Jenny Leung | Jun 9, 2009
After a government order announced that all new computers in China would be required to have pre-installed filtering software, Microsoft is denouncing the notice. From AFP: Microsoft late Monday said a Chinese rule that personal...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 8, 2009
On her blog, Rebecca MacKinnon summarizes the key stipulations of the government order requiring computer manufacturers to install filtering software on all computers made in or imported into China: 1. Domestic PC manufacturers...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 24, 2006
From Sohoxiaobao.com (translated by CDT): Shanghai Normal University set up a “BBS Guiding Team” yesterday. The BBS Guiding Team, composed of more than 500 trusted students, will act as the information policeman in the university’s 200 BBS. Shanghai Normal University BBS released a series of initiatives with “developing the socialistic sense of honor and disgrace” […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 5, 2004
The South China Morning Post has written about the list of keywords filtered on the Chinese Internet. The full article is here, via Asia Media.
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 31, 2004
Linguist Eswn has compiled the list of filtered Internet keywords into quick groupings and provided partial translation to help non-Chinese speakers understand the pattern of banned topics (introduced with a quote from Foucault). The full post is here.
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 30, 2004
It is an open secret that all Chinese Internet hosting services, including wireless and instant messenger services, filter user communication through key word blocking mechanisms. But overly vague and broad Chinese internet laws...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods