The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 7, 2014
The Telegraph’s Tom Phillips profiles soccer- turned social commentator Li Chengpeng: On...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 19, 2013
On Tuesday, China Daily published a partial translation of an article from People’s Daily expressing bewilderment at the unpopularity of chengguan urban management officials. “Perhaps,” it suggested,...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 16, 2013
As of April 16, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). 24th Anniversary of Hu Yaobang’s Death: Former Chinese Communist Party chief died suddenly on April 15,...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 12, 2013
On his South China Morning Post blog, Patrick Boehler profiles blogger Li Chengpeng, who has become a popular and outspoken commentator on politics after leaving his job as football (soccer) reporter: Li has become a hero for...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 15, 2013
A series of book signings by writer and 6.5 million-follower weibo celebrity Li Chengpeng has become a lightning rod for tensions between leftists and liberals. In an incident at a signing in Beijing on Sunday, two men threw a...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 10, 2013
After a weeklong stand-off with local propaganda officials, which included street protests, a staff strike, and weibo battles, Southern Weekly published its weekly edition Thursday as scheduled. But the publication did not come...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 8, 2013
The heavy-handed rewriting of the Southern Weekly newspaper’s traditional New Year greeting has triggered a staff strike, a barrage of letters and petitions, and an upwelling of popular support both on- and offline. In the...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 27, 2012
Popular blogger Li Chengpeng wrote recently about the recent collapse of a bridge in Harbin, after which officials claimed that they were unable to find the construction company responsible. He uses that example, among many...
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