Twitter announced today that the company will start labeling tweets and accounts from official media, focusing on those from China and Russia. For clarity: we don't let state-affiliated media accounts advertise on Twitter....
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 21, 2017
Liu Xia, the widow of recently deceased activist Liu Xiaobo, has been under house arrest and...
by Scott Greene | Sep 20, 2012
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 1, 2009
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...
by dwang | Mar 26, 2009
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 24, 2009
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...
by Kate Zhao | May 22, 2008
The death toll from the Sichuan earthquake has reached more than 51,000 and the estimated number of deaths, missing and buried is now more than 70,000. However, a Liaoning girl uploaded a video criticizing how the Sichuan quake...
by Wu Nan | Mar 16, 2008
AFP reports on Youtube being blocked in China for broadcasting Lhasa riots: Access to YouTube in China was denied on Sunday after footage of recent deadly protests in Tibet appeared on the video posting site. Attempts to call up...
by Kate Zhao | Nov 11, 2007
From AP via Seattlepi.com: Say it loud. She’s Chinese and she’s proud. A 67-year-old Hong Kong politician responded to accusations of being unpatriotic by lip-synching to Cantopop star Scott Hui’s “Proud to be Chinese” in a rap music video on Youtube. Anson Chan, a prominent pro-Democracy reformer, was criticized for suggesting that she and other […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 29, 2007
“What happens when an authoritarian government and thousands of activists go head-to-head at the Olympics? China is about to find out.” From Foreign Policy: You can always count on the Olympic Games to provide drama. Next year’s games in Beijing will be no different; they too will produce powerful stories and riveting television. But this […]
by Kate Zhao | Oct 18, 2007
From Shanghaiist: As many of you would know by now, Youtube has been blocked in China. Looks like we got happy too soon about the unblocking of Blogspot.Danwei asks if the block has come as a result of the ongoing 17th Party Congress. Well, Marc van der Chijs, founder of the Shanghai-based Tudou.com , doesn’t […]
by Patricia Kim | Jun 20, 2007
The Danwei group on Youtube interviews three young Chinese who were born in China, lived abroad for extensive periods, and are now back in China to work. The interviewees talk about all sorts of aspects of their adjustment experiences, including the differences in culture and expectations, as well as the labeling they face as “Chinese” […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 18, 2007
Several new videos on YouTube, “Glimpses of China,” by jiangbaojiding highlight the history and contemporary beauty of China’s largest cities. The video below is entitled “Glimpses of a Disappearing Tianjin, China’s third largest city with a population of about 11 million.” Over the past year, Tianjin’s Haihe River has become increasingly polluted, an environmental condition […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 18, 2007
A video on YouTube narrates the “conflict between labor and capital” in the Shanxi brick kiln case, raising awareness of the 1000 children still to be rescued. The video from daughterofchina, who also uploaded a video protesting the Xiamen PX project, was viewed over 1000 times on its first day.
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”