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Chinese government says no to ‘mobile theaters’

Movies available on Smart Cinema On May 9, Beijing Digiwork Film Co. announced it was launching Smart Cinema, a app…

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Viral phenomenon Peppa Pig banned from short video app Douyin

On April 28, news broke that British cartoon character Peppa Pig had been banned by Douyin (抖音),…

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The People’s Daily, just before Weibo revokes gay content ban: ‘Homosexuality is not a mental illness’

A rare piece of good news for freedom of expression in China: Sina Weibo, confronting a colossal backlash from…

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Jokes app Neihan Duanzi shuttered by China’s media regulator for ‘vulgarity’

It seems like Jingri Toutiao (今日头条), one of China’s most popular news aggregators, just can’t catch a break these…

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Bytedance: Celebrating innovation while apologizing for its political crimes

Dear reader, Three things for you today, with the usual…

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Kuaishou takes down hundreds of videos featuring teen moms

Kuaishou, one of the biggest short video platforms in China,

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Tattoo ban latest humiliation for China’s beleaguered soccer team

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the week that…

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No tattoos at the 2018 Strawberry Music Festival in Hangzhou

In January, we reported on China’s ban on hip-hop artists with tattoos appearing on television. The ban…

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China’s box office enjoys another record-smashing Spring Festival holiday

Moviegoing is a national pastime for the Chinese during Spring Festival, and this year more than…

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Beijing was awfully quiet this Chinese New Year’s Eve

2010 Four years ago, I wrote this about Chinese New…

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘surgery,’ ‘injection’ among blocked search terms as China cracks down on Elsagate

Several months ago, the American public was made aware of a category of video on YouTube featuring disturbing, creepy…

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Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala

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Katy Perry’s Chinese fans lament her China ‘ban’

Katy Perry, the 33-year-old pop star lovingly nicknamed “Fruit Sister” by her Chinese fans, was reportedly barred from entering…

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Nine years later, China’s plastic-bag ban only looks good in theory

With the aim of reducing pollution and litter, in June 2008 China enacted a nationwide ban on retailers…

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