The following propaganda directive was first published by Reporters Without Borders. Beijing...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 28, 2013
After his trial began last week, Lei Zhengfu, the former party secretary of Chongqing’s Beibei district who was removed from office after a sex-tape leaked and went viral, has been sentenced to hefty fines and 13 years in...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 19, 2013
Former party secretary of Chongqing’s Beibei district Lei Zhengfu was removed from office after anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng leaked a sex-tape of the official and a young woman late last year which quickly went...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 19, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 5, 2013
The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs profiles anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng, whose publication of a sex tape last November brought down 11 Chongqing officials and exposed the extortion ring that had ensnared them. With...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 29, 2013
The blogger who released a sex video that brought down Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu last year has refused to hand over footage of other officials despite threats of prison time for withholding evidence. Following a late-night...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jan 4, 2013
In this week’s Drawing the News, online cartoonists ring the alarm bell on new Internet regulations, corrupt officials go fishing, and marionettes take on Chinese characteristics. New Internet regulations, announced by state...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 30, 2012
The launch of China’s J-15 fighter jet from its new aircraft carrier has sparked an Internet sensation. The self-assured hand signal of the flight deck crew members has been mimicked all over the Chinternet and is now dubbed...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 25, 2012
A scandal involving a sex tape made by a local Chongqing official, Lei Zhengfu, and an allegedly 18-year-old woman has been a hot topic on Sina Weibo in recent days. From BBC: Screenshots purporting to be from video of Lei...
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