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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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Tech titans at Tsinghua, as internet controls ratchet up, again

  Tech titans at Tsinghua, as internet controls ratchet up, again On the weekend, Tsinghua University — established in Beijing…

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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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Xinhua responds to viral online essay: ‘No fake lives in Beijing’

On July 23, Chinese blogger and novelist Zhang Wumao 张五毛 published an essay titled “In Beijing, 20…

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Internet news in censors’ crosshairs, again

  Gags on internet news tighten The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), a government body responsible for all aspects of…

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News roundup: Chinese airlines deliver ‘a hammer blow’ to competitors

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Are Chinese airlines “flooding the world” with cheap airfares? Bloomberg has published an article on cheap…

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WeChat, China’s top messaging app, no longer tells users when it censors their messages

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News roundup: China has 654,000 people living with HIV/AIDS

TODAY’S TOP STORIES AIDS in China Today is World Aids Day, and the state-owned Xinhua News Agency reports…

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