Born, raised, and based in Wuhan, writer Fang Fang began her first hand chronicles of life in the original epicenter of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on January 25—two days after authorities launched an unprecedented lockdown in...
online public opinion
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 Josh Rudolph | Dec 10, 2019
What began six months ago in Hong Kong as a protest against a proposed (and now withdrawn) extradition bill has widened in scope to address collective concerns for the future of the relative freedoms and democracy enjoyed there....
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 Josh Rudolph | May 20, 2019
Xinhua last week reported on a new regulatory document from the Beijing Municipal Commission of...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 7, 2018
Last weekend, Kunshan police issued a formal statement regarding the death of Liu Hailong, who got...
by Anne Henochowicz | Aug 31, 2016
Representatives from government departments, state media, and industry met at the 2016 Media...
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 23, 2016
A leaked voice message and series of screenshots from WeChat Enterprise appears to reveal a...
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