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Abby Liu

Formerly Chinese language editor for GV

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China Blocks Beijing Independent Film Festival

Beijing authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on August 23, 2014. The move is seen as a sign that Beijing is tightening ideological controls. According to indie director Huang...

Ignoring Pro-Democracy Protests, China's Media Trumpets Pro-Beijing March in Hong Kong as the ‘Majority’

China has promised Hong Kong a direct vote for the next chief executive, but insists that a committee approve the candidates. Pro-democracy protesters want the right to choose the candidates.

China Tightens Its Control of Popular Messaging App WeChat With Real-Name Registration

WeChat has grown popular since 2012 and now has almost 400 million active users. It was subject to a crackdown earlier this year, with 100 public accounts shut down.

Just Google It? Not In China, Where Google Remains Blocked

Google search, Gmail and Google Scholar are only accessible thanks to VPNs and mirror sites in China ever since they were blocked in late May before the Tiannamen massacre anniversary.

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

Sinica Podcast invites Leta Hong Fincher, author of “Leftover Women“, a book about the state of women's rights and gender equality in modern China.  The podcast discusses hidden problems and...

China Puts Squeeze on WeChat and Other Messaging Apps

China cracks down on instant messaging platforms including the WeChat messaging application ahead of the 25th anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen.

China's Censors Become Busier Before Tiananmen Anniversary

Index on censorship magazine details China's yearly Tiananmen anniversary crackdown: slower internet, blocked search terms, more military personnel in public and the arrest of high profile individuals. Author Francine Stone from...

Podcast: History of the Internet in China

Sinaca Podcast discusses how the Internet has grown and changed China with three guests who have experienced the worst and the best of the Chinese Internet: Duncan Clark from BDA...

Tiananmen Square Protest in Review

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protest in China. To commemorate the protest, CHINA DIGITAL TIMES is posting a series of original news articles from 1989 from...

China Detains Human Rights Lawyer After Tiananmen Meeting

This isn't Pu Zhiqiang's first detention. As an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's policies, he is monitored by security forces.

China's Anti-Pornography Crackdown Nets Much More Than Porn

Fan fiction websites and others that “distorted mainstream values in the society” have been shut down as part of China's “Cleaning the Web 2014” campaign.

Infographic: Who Are China’s Rural Migrant Workers?

“Rural migrant worker”, a unique term in China,refers to a class of citizens no longer employed in the agricultural sector who nevertheless retain their legal status as peasants. ChinaFile published an interesting...

The Price of Press Censorship in China

At the China Media Project, Chang Ping discusses the implications of case of Wei Yinin, who abused his power to control internet press. Chang believes that the case should prompt deeper...

“I Sold Out to China”-One Journalist's Experience with China's Censors

Leslie Anne Jones from aeon talks about her personal experience with China's censors during her time as a journalist for a local expat magazine. She discovers how she was not permitted...

China Clamp Down on Slash Fiction

China recently launched a crackdown on online pornographic content: “Cleaning the Web 2014″. According to the campaign, all online texts, pictures, videos, and ads with pornographic content will be deleted in order to...

Top 10 Sites to Listen to Free Chinese Music Online

China Whisper listed 10 most popular online music sites in China. These sites provide online music, free music downloads and many other functions. Most of the sites offer not only free...

Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution

Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.

China Blocks Short Sci-Fi Film From Hong Kong

Hong Kong saves itself in the film from a meteor forecast to hit in 2047, an allegory for when the city is set to lose its democratic political system.

Baidu Censors New Citizens Movement Website

After Chinese court affirms Chinese lawyer and activist Xu Zhiyong’s conviction of four-year sentence in prison for assembling a crowd to disrupt order in public places, New Citizens Movement website, of which...

Expat Life in China: A Review Of Unsavory Elements

Unsavory Elements is an anthology of true stories about foreigners “on the loose” in China. Through their stories, the authors and journalists from the book also explore illegality and ethics in China....

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