Stories about China from April, 2016
Chinese Big Brother Is Watching You, Even in Australia
"We are concerned that Mr Wu is becoming a victim of the Chinese government’s increasingly intrusive attempts to curb voices of dissent among overseas Chinese."
European Union Slams China Over Missing Hong Kong Booksellers
"The case involves a serious violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and raises grave concerns about the rule of law under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle..."
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
Netizen Report: That Time When the Internet in Ecuador Died
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
Maybe You Shouldn't Be Laughing at the Viral Video of a Chinese Toddler Defending His Grandma
"If your family is humiliated and bullied, wouldn't you stand up to help them? I don't understanding what you are laughing at."
Australian Leaders Keep Unspoken Vow of Silence on China's Human Rights Record
"Leaders don't seem to have an issue with criticising countries like Iran, so why dance around China ????"
Dissidents Worry #TwitterisDead After Company Hires Former Chinese Military Officer
"This is a severe threat to the Chinese struggling for free speech."
Taiwanese Travelers Are Wary After China Flexes Its Long Arm in Kenya
"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."
Chinese Students Face Online Debt Trap
Government-run People’s Daily said parents should "guide their [children's] thoughts, cultivate their financial literacy and raise their consciousness of risk."
In China, Alleged Assault Footage Helps Muffle Panama Talk
Three members of China's all-powerful politburo standing committee had relatives implicated in the Panama Papers, but national media has been silent on the leak.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: What Panama Papers?
In this episode, the period gets political in Poland, Afro-Chileans demand recognition in Chile, and Chinese censors go into overdrive to remove the Panama Papers -- even from email.
Wanna Reach the Chinese Internet Market? Time to Register Your Domain in China.
New rules will require leading foreign companies including Microsoft and Apple to register their sites' domain names with local DNS providers in order to remain accessible in China.
Chinese Censors Erase #PanamaPapers Evidence From Web
The leaked files reveal offshore companies linked to China's top leader, who has vowed to fight "armies of corruption". But most mainland Chinese haven't even heard about them.
When a Mother's Love Conflicts With Loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party
"...nowadays, so many people see 'patriotism' as a business and as a path to get a promotion. They talk about ideology but think about business."