Since late July, Beijing has worked to promote its own counternarrative against protesters in Hong Kong. By this account, encapsulated in a recent letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which sought to guide foreign media coverage, the movement is a foreign-backed assault on national...
by Josh Rudolph | May 11, 2020
Beijing and Washington have been engaged in a steadily escalating back-and-forth campaign of COVID-19 blaming, with rhetoric becoming increasingly hostile on either side. While initially focused on guiding domestic public...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 19, 2020
On February 17, the Communist Youth League of China opened and promoted the official Weibo account @JiangShanjiaoYuongQiman (@江山娇与红旗漫Official), introducing netizens to two newly-created anime characters: The post...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 28, 2019
Last week on Matters News, user KeketuohaiDeXue (可可托海的雪) published an essay on online public opinion in China. The author argues that it is difficult to glean an accurate understanding of a nation’s collective opinion in...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2019
This article was originally published by Project Sinopsis and has been reposted with permission. Lennon and the Leninists: Prague’s Lennon Wall repurposed to celebrate the founding of the PRC The battle for Lennon walls spreads...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 14, 2017
Chinese military action blockbuster “Wolf Warrior 2” (战狼2), set in a generic African...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 8, 2017
Nationalistic military action film “Wolf Warrior 2” (战狼2), co-written and directed by...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 25, 2016
After Tsai Ing-wen won Taiwan’s presidential election by a landslide in January, thousands...
by Anne Henochowicz | Aug 18, 2016
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
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