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Online discourse and censorship in China

Jane Li, a Chongqing native and a technology reporter for Quartz, talks through some of the differences between Twitter and…

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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 prompted…

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‘Clean, healthy, civilized, organized’: Sina Weibo implements age restriction

Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, announced this morning that, starting November 1, it will forbid…

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Is there no room for freaks in the Chinese Dream?

Image created using a photo by Elvin Ruiz   All of China’s genuine diversity — and more — is represented within its…

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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 the…

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Sina Weibo denounced for manipulation of trending topics and inadequate censorship

Links in Chinese unless otherwise specified It’s been a shaky few months for Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblogging service. Last…

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Sina Weibo removes smoking cigarette emoji, says it’s ‘not cool anymore’

A summary of the top news in Chinese society and culture for September 13, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina…

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When a typo is no laughing matter

David Bandurski discusses the dangers of editing mistakes in Chinese media.

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