New Reports on China’s International Media Strategy

Chinese state media’s external-facing content has become increasingly known for its aggressive stance towards Western geopolitical rivals and its ideological consistency under centralized leadership. Recent reports about Chinese...

China Probing Protest Outside U.S. Embassy

Chinese authorities are investigating a Tuesday incident in which a group of protesters harassed U.S. ambassador Gary Lockein his car outside the U.S. embassy. From Bloomberg Businessweek: State Department spokeswoman Victoria...

Why China’s Web Copycats Succeed

Paul Delinger gives some background on why copycat Chinese Internet applications can flourish, for China Tracker: When it comes to Internet and mobile application development, it is often said that the most popular model is...

Qin Gang (秦刚): What Can and Cannot be Watched Online

The following excerpt is from remarks by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Qin Gang (秦刚) during a press conference on March 31, 2009, and is being widely commented on by Chinese netizens: Question: YouTube was...

YouTube Again Accessible

According to a New York Times briefing, YouTube access has been restored in China: The Chinese government has lifted its block of YouTube, the popular video-sharing Web site run by Google. On Friday, people in Beijing access the...

Austin Ramzy: Why China’s Block on YouTube Is Backfiring

Austin Ramzy explains why blocking YouTube undermines the Chinese government’s claim that the video of Chinese policemen beating Tibetan detainees after the March 2008 Lhasa riots is faked.  From The China Blog at...

YouTube Blocked in China; Official Says Video Fake (Updated)

On the same day that YouTube has been blocked in China, a Xinhua report claims that a video released last week showing graphic footage reportedly of police in Tibet abusing protesters is fake. From AP: The official Xinhua News...

Wayne Wang’s ‘Princess’ Paves Way On Internet

The San Francisco Chronicle writes on the release of “The Princess of Nebraska,” a film centering on the experiences of two Chinese immigrants in America. Thirteen films opened in San Francisco on Friday, ranging...



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