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...

SEC Escalates Showdown With Chinese Audit Firms

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the Chinese arms of the five big accounting firms with violations on Monday for failing to turn over audit reports on U.S.-listed Chinese companies, according to Reuters:...

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