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We watched South Park’s ‘Band in China’ with Chinese nationals

The longevity and cultural impact of South Park, which debuted on Comedy Central 22 years ago, has been truly remarkable. For…

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Tencent resumes NBA streaming as gaming companies censor their staff and players

Pictured: Mei, a character from the Blizzard game Overwatch, as depicted by the artist Yuumei, via Pro Guides.

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‘South Park’ doesn’t seem upset about being banned in China

Congratulations are in order to South Park, which joins YouTube, Google Mail, Twitter, the New York Times, and a growing…

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TikTok censorship instructions

Photo credit: SupChina illustration For a few months now, there has been creeping suspicion that TikTok, the one China-based social…

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Who will push back against Chinese internet censorship?

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on December 21, 2014. Why does the US allow Chinese…

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Chinese web censorship works. Unfortunately, it’s never going away

While protests continue in Hong Kong, the government on the Chinese mainland has been increasingly aggressive in its propaganda, painting…

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Release delay of war epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ — a new era of Chinese movie censorship?

It has been an exceptionally chaotic month for Chinese movies. After the last-minute withdrawal from its international debut at the…

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Bilibili and AcFun block real-time commenting feature until June 6

Bilibili and AcFun, two video streaming websites that are particularly popular among Chinese young people, have shut down their real-time…

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Wikipedia completely blocked in China

China’s Great Firewall has been operational since the 1990s. Up until around 2009, I preferred to call it the Net…

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Working around censorship / censorship and the markets

Three different aspects of censorship in the news today: China’s strict censorship may have economic costs, at least for mom-and-pop…

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WeChat’s censors are not #HereForJingyao: Public accounts supporting woman accusing Richard Liu of rape are shut down

WeChat appears to be purging public accounts that have voiced support for Liu Jingyao, the University of Minnesota student who…

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Jinan has become the capital of Chinese internet censorship

The city of Jinan in Shandong Province was somewhat late to capitalize on the astronomical growth in the digital media…

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To earn points on China’s little red app, I downloaded a cheat tool from GitHub

It’s only been less than two months since the release of Xuéxí Qiángguó — 学习强国, i.e., “study to strengthen the…

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Is Google still developing a censored search engine for China?

One of the biggest stories about technology and China last year was the revelation in early August that Google was…

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Farewell, Air Moving Device, we hardly knew ye

Air Moving Device is a Twitter account that has posted, for the last year or so, interesting results from applying…

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