Net Turns Cold and Spooky for Fatigued Netizens

At Tea Leaf Nation, Natalie Thomas points to signs that netizens are growing disillusioned with social media as a force for social and political change, as apparent victories turn out to be hollow and numbness sets in. While...

Netizen Voices: Welcome to Sparta!

As the 18th Party Congress fast approaches, Beijing residents have found their city under lock-down. Fruit knives are gone from store shelves. Ping pong balls are objects of suspicion. Security volunteers, distinguished by red...

After 80 Days, a Censored Voice Reemerges

Weibo user Zuoyeben was banished from the service after posting a picture of the candlelit June 4th vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. Eighty days later, he reappeared, addressing his more than three million followers...

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