Stories about China from December, 2017
Three recent cases indicate that chatroom conversations in China are under surveillance and can be used as evidence in criminal prosecution.
The Chinese Communist Party Forbids Members From Celebrating Christmas, Calling It a Festival of Humiliation
This year, the anti-Christmas campaign has been marked by the circulation of an article that recites the history of Western military invasions in China, arguing that Christmas represents Chinese humiliation.
With Legislative Changes, Some Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Fear ‘Article 23 Is Coming to Town’
Article 23 refers to a controversial part of Hong Kong's mini-constitution that compels it to pass national security legislation against treason, secession, sedition or subversion against the mainland Chinese government.
China is experiencing a boom in online e-book sales which is changing the landscape of publishing and literature in the country.
"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."
If Lu Wei's censorship measures were viewed as selective, Chinese netizens will now find themselves facing a more "comprehensive" online content control system.
"In a matter of a few minutes, thousands of questions popped up...Then in a matter of a few seconds, all the comments vanished and the comment function was closed."