At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam reports that residents in a district of Urumqi, the capital of the...
by Grace | Jul 18, 2017
WhatsApp users in China reported widespread service disruptions on Tuesday, with many unable to...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 26, 2015
After he was denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 7, 2014
Beijing’s recent efforts to tighten control over the Internet have so far included...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 19, 2010
Cell phone service providers have been asked to cancel service to anyone whose sends or receives messages with “unhealthy content,” the New York Times reports: China Mobile, one of the nation’s largest cellular...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 10, 2008
The Times looks at the role on mobile technologies in helping survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake: The mobile phone came of age in China last month when a devastating earthquake ripped through Sichuan province. Its vital role...
by Linjun Fan | Feb 9, 2008
With nearly half of the Chinese population owning mobile phones, sending text messages has become a popular ways for people in China to exchange greetings during the Lunar New Year festival. It’s estimated that about 2...
by Liu Yong | Dec 24, 2007
From AP via CNN.com: A Beijing city regulation clamping down on people who send text messages that “spread rumors” or “endanger public security” is a threat to freedom of expression, a watchdog group said Monday. China Human Rights Defenders, an international network of activists and rights monitoring groups, said the recent regulation on text messages […]
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 18, 2007
Peter Winter is a junior majoring in International Relations and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. He published this article in last month’s US_China Today website: Text messages pass along more than just knock-knock jokes in China; to the displeasure of some leaders, they are also a popular way to […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 31, 2007
From Los Angeles Times: Real estate agent Xu Jianzhong is wired — but in a way that few in the e-mail addicted, BlackBerry-packing West would understand. The 20-year-old from China’s rural Henan province doesn’t own a computer. He visits the local Internet cafe to check his e-mail every couple of weeks. That’s not to say […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods