The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. In accordance with unified...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 3, 2015
CDT has extensively documented the vibrant wordplay used to evade China’s online censors....
by Natalie Ornell | Apr 23, 2014
At China Real Time on Monday, Te-Ping Chen noted the relative lack of recent adoptions of Chinese...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 6, 2014
Global Times reports instructions for TV and radio hosts to use more “proper...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 25, 2010
AFP reports on the top Internet terms in China for 2010: Web users searched the definition of the term “microblog” more than three million times on Hudong.com this year, while they sought out the meaning of...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 3, 2010
From the Southern Metropolis Weekly, 2009-12-25, translated by CDT’s E. Shih. Part I is here. [From the introduction to Part 1: This year, we announce the top ten neologisms in cooperation with “Baidu Encylopedia,” using...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 29, 2005
From the Washington Post: At first glance, the new rules handed down by China’s broadcasting authority seemed natural enough in a country where the Communist Party feels duty-bound to set the tone for everything, even pop music. Masters of ceremony on state television’s seemingly endless roster of variety shows, the regulations said, should avoid vulgarity, […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 23, 2005
From AP, via Seattlepi.com: So long, “MM,” “PK,” and “konglong.” The language police in Shanghai, China’s largest city, plan to ban those and other Chinese Internet slang terms from classrooms, official documents, and publications produced in the city, newspapers reported Friday. “On the Web, Internet slang is convenient and satisfying, but the mainstream media have […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”