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Weibo is taking down posts hashtagged #les, short for lesbian

Roughly a year after Sina Weibo introduced a controversial ban on gay-themed content, which sparked a massive outcry that…

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Is Chinese TV’s ban on bright hair color back?

When a popular television show suddenly stops airing without giving any particular reason, you know something is up. That’s…

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Bilibili appears to have started censoring gay content featuring kissing scenes

Bilibili, China’s leading video-streaming website, never explicitly branded itself as a space for gay content. But since its launch…

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And then they came for man earrings

For many Chinese people, man earrings are a mainstream fashion, no longer a novel object or a taboo. Earrings,…

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100 rules for short-video apps

The short-video industry is currently having a big moment in China, with apps like Kuaishou and Douyin…

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Director Feng Xiaogang reportedly cut from ‘Ash is Purest White’ because of Fan Bingbing’s tax scandal

A director’s cut of Jia Zhangke’s latest movie, Ash is Purest White (江湖儿女 jiānghú érnǚ), was released in China last…

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Chinese government imposes limit on foreign television programming

Last Thursday, the National Radio and Television Administration released a draft of new regulations regarding the airing of foreign programming….

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Reddit blocked in China

The “front page of the internet” becomes latest site to fall behind the Great Firewall.  

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Jinri Toutiao ‘resurrects’ jokes app Neihan Duanzi

Chinese news aggregator Jingri Toutiao (今日头条) has recently rolled out a new app called

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Major websites that stream music and anime under investigation over vulgar content

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has launched a law enforcement inspection of websites offering music- and anime-streaming services,…

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Online press Q Daily cuts down coverage on public affairs to stay alive

The government’s Internet Information Office in Shanghai has ordered Q Daily…

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Beijing closes office of liberal-leaning think tank Unirule

Chris Buckley of the New York Times reports (porous paywall): An independent think tank that was one of…

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Long wait on Didi? Blame Beijing’s July 1 crackdown on private taxi drivers

Hailing a ride on Didi or other apps might have just gotten a little harder, after a Beijing government…

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Internal memo reveals tighter regulations on Chinese films and television dramas

Censorship of Chinese films and TV programs has been bad recently,…

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New list of video games banned from live-streaming, Tencent’s new game is spared

Video platforms are now banned from streaming more than 20 electronic…

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