This series is a month-by-month recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 16, 2013
Typhoon Fitow landed in southeastern China last week, devastating many populated regions. Over the...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 19, 2013
Al Jazeera reports on a Chinese flag installed in a mosque in Aksu, western Xinjiang Autonomous...
by Scott Greene | Jul 2, 2013
Days of unrest in several areas of Xinjiang prompted Chinese officials to order a 24-hour military patrol in some parts of the region over the weekend, with authorities confirming that police even fired shots at a large crowd of...
by Scott Greene | Jul 1, 2013
Local authorities in Xinjiang have confirmed that police on Friday fired at up to 400 ethnic Uyghurs protesting the arrest of a young religious leader and closure of a mosque near the town of Hotan, according to Radio Free Asia:...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 27, 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 Josh Rudolph | Jun 21, 2013
Corruption surrounding China’s college entrance exam (gaokao)—the world’s largest standardized test—has long been noted, and every year schemes to cheat on this future-determining rite of passage become widely...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 28, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 18, 2012
According to reports, a traffic accident during a police chase in Fuan, Fujian, led to a riot by thousands of residents. AP reports: Residents said police were stopping cars and checking people for driving after drinking on...
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