Dr. Li Wenliang, one of the first people to sound the alarm on the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, was officially admonished by authorities for “spreading rumors” about the disease. Later his case was used by state media as a...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 10, 2020
In January 2020, CDT Chinese editors posted their first monthly summary of censorship, launching the CDT Censorship Digest series. The series will collect and quote from news and online speech that was censored by Chinese...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 7, 2020
Dr. Li Wenliang was one of eight “rumormongers” punished for “spreading illegal and false information” about the coronavirus outbreak. When Li later became infected by the virus, authorities ordered coverage of the news offline....
by cdtstaff | Feb 6, 2020
Dr. Li Wenliang was one of eight initially unnamed “rumormongers” whose punishments for “spreading illegal and false information” about the coronavirus outbreak were used by Wuhan authorities and state...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 6, 2020
Li Wenliang was one of eight people punished by Wuhan authorities in early January for spreading rumors about the emerging coronavirus outbreak that has now been declared a “global health emergency.” Initially...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 6, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Regarding the death of Doctor Li...
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