Earlier this month, CDT reported that Zhejiang had published the names of individuals and businesses found Zhejiang had published the names of individuals and businesses guilty of circumventing China’s Great Firewall, listing...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2013
While in Hong Kong for the annual Wikimania conference, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales told the Wall Street Journal that he will not censor his site in order to enter China: Since early June, in the lead-up to the anniversary...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 7, 2013
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned a Chinese vessel’s use of targeting radar against a Japanese destroyer last week, warning that such actions risk sparking conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. From John...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 14, 2009
Suo Huijun (索慧君) is a masters student in the New Media Center, School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University. She recently published a paper on the development of wiki in China. In the paper, she interviewed a...
by Paulina Hartono | Oct 15, 2009
There’s stiff competition for Wikipedia in China with domestic Hudong and Baidu Baike currently outranking the formerly blocked website. Lara Farrar from CNN reports on the Great Firewall, censorship, and the difference in...
Photo: Cai Mingzhao, the Deputy Director of the State Council Information Office Meets Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia (Updated)
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 26, 2008
The following photo is from the official site of the State Council Information Office – the central government agency which is responsible for “managing content on the Internet.” CDT translated the original...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 13, 2007
“The Chinese search engine’s Baike online encyclopedia blocks politically sensitive entries; some say it condones plagiarism and copyright abuse.” From The Business Week: Baidu (BIDU) is best known as the leading Internet search engine in China, where it’s far ahead of Silicon Valley’s Google (GOOG). But Baidu, based in Beijing, also provides a number of […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 29, 2006
From the International Herald Tribune: In recent weeks, the Chinese government has demonstrated its hostility toward the emergence of a credible source of reference material that escapes its control by frequently blocking access to Wikipedia, whose Chinese version, though still far smaller than its English-language counterpart, is growing by leaps and bounds. But on sensitive […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2006
From AP: China’s easing of a ban on the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia appears to have been short-lived. Users reported Friday that the site was unavailable in several parts of China, barely a week after it suddenly became accessible. It wasn’t immediately clear if user-contributed encyclopedia was unreachable due to technical glitches or because government […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China