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Websites Unite With Party To Squash Rumors

Bloomberg reports the latest development in Beijing’s battle against the “cancer” of online rumors, the launch of a new rumor-busting website by companies including Baidu, Sina, Sohu, and Netease: The site...

Why Weibo Needs to Win the War with WeChat

At Tech in Asia, Charles Custer surveys the stakes in the brewing battle between between Sina Weibo and Tencent’s Weixin (or WeChat). Weibo, he argues, has repeatedly helped local social and environmental issues coalesce...

Chang Ping on Media Censorship and Its Future

At ChinaFile, Ouyang Bin talks to former Southern Weekly editor Chang Ping about the New Year censorship stand-off at the newspaper, China’s changing media climate, and prospects for reform under Xi Jinping. Why does it...

Southern Weekly Censorship Faceoff Continues (Updated)

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...

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