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Gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ pulled from Beijing International Film Festival

Chinese fans hoping to see gay romance Call Me By Your Name will be sorely disappointed as last week…

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SAPPRFT bans parodies of classic TV shows and films

As we reported yesterday, China’s top media authorities, the State…

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Goodbye, SAPPRFT (but not Chinese censorship)

Last Tuesday, during the National People’s Congress, China 

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China-censored version of ‘The Shape of Water’ adds shadows to erase nudity

Chinese audiences are used to censored, “clean” versions of Hollywood imports involving violence, nudity, sex scenes, or profanity. Without…

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Chinese social media censors Feminist Voices

Yesterday evening, just after International Women’s Day ended in Beijing, the…

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China’s CCTV Spring Festival Gala included a truly shameless Africa skit, featuring blackface

We need to talk about that Africa skit. You know the one. UPDATE: CCTV appears to have removed the skit…

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Sinica Podcast: ‘Critical’ journalism in China, explained by Maria Repnikova

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: listen to it now! Outside observers typically view China’s media as utterly…

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China’s Spring Festival Gala is (still) not open to criticism

Five hours prior to this year’s Spring Festival Gala, the show’s…

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Why did a Chinese live trivia game get suspended? A: Jiang Zemin

Avid players of Brain King 头脑王者, a live trivia game similar to HQ Trivia that runs on the Wechat…

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State textbook publisher denies censorship of the Cultural Revolution

The South China Morning Post reports that the People’s Education…

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Chinese artist: Censorship stems from ‘bizarre and ridiculous sort of fear’

Translator’s note: The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture — a prominent international exhibition of visual art, sculpture, murals, installations,…

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Five years in prison for selling VPNs

The use of virtual private networks (VPNs) to get around China’s internet censorship came under increased scrutiny in…

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WeChat censors victim of sexual harassment in Shanghai, who is criticized for ‘overreacting’

Earlier today we ran the story of Vera Lui…

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Tensions with Taiwan just got a whole lot worse – China’s latest top news

  War of words across the Taiwan strait The South China Morning Post reports that Taiwan’s new…

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Academics and publishers rebel against censorship requests from China

After Cambridge University Press (CUP), one of the world’s…

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