China Daily post on Weibo deleted

China Daily post on Weibo deleted

When it comes to online censorship, even the accounts run by official government mouthpieces are not immune. Just ask China Daily.

Lu Wei: the internet must have brakes

Lu Wei: the internet must have brakes

China’s top internet control official says that like all cars, the internet “needs brakes.”

Unhealthy criticism of a failing health system?

Unhealthy criticism of a failing health system?

Words from a health expert criticizing China’s healthcare system are still available from Xinhua. Why are social media censors so jittery?

Xi’s missing terms emerge again

Xi’s missing terms emerge again

Two important Xi Jinping slogans gone for many months came up again in a recent speech. What does it mean?

The missing speech

The missing speech

A new collection of the recent speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping leaves out one of Xi’s most-touted speeches. CMP director Qian Gang investigates.

Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting

Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting

The August 23 raid on the Li Xianting Film Fund came as a shock to indie filmmakers and supporters.

“The darkest day” for indie film in China

“The darkest day” for indie film in China

The shuttering of the 11th Beijing Indie Film Festival could signal a more aggressive stance against social movements of alternative voices.

Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today

Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today

This post to Sina Weibo showing ousted princeling Bo Xilai entering the courtroom one year ago was deleted shortly after it was posted.

What does Xi mean?

What does Xi mean?

The utterances of CCP leaders can seem impossible. But understanding is worth a try. So here’s a translation of an explication of President Xi’s language on press and ideology.

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not

An article in the People’s Daily makes the case for stricter control of social media by once again attacking the specter of the “rumor.”

CMP Editorial

Why Southern Weekly?

Posted on 2013-02-18

CMP director Qian Gang explains why protests last month calling for freedom of speech in China began at the Southern Weekly newspaper. Why was the paper’s New Year’s edition so important, and such a point of contention?

Quotes in the media

Any tool and any method is a double-edged sword — and new media are no different. In the new media age, understanding the dual aspects of new media is extremely crucial.

Media buzzword

红二代
hóng èrdài
Second-Generation Reds

The term “second-generation reds,” or hong er’dai… Read (红二代), refers to Chinese who born in the 1960s and early 1970s (before the end of the Cultural

Comic China

On September 31, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress issued strict procedures for the election in 2017 of Hong Kong’s next chief executive. The NPC proposal essentially gave China’s central government the right to decide who could and could not stand as a candidate for Hong Kong’s top office. Chinese artist “Perverted Pepper” responded with a political cartoon.

The Anti-Social List

When it comes to online censorship, even the accounts run by official government mouthpieces are not immune. Just ask China Daily.

CMP Fellows column

Chang Ping 长平

What is the Price of Press Censorship?

Posted on 2014-05-02

Looking at the recent trial of an internet cop who allegedly accepted bribes to delete unwanted content, journalist Chang Ping discusses the way cash greases the wheels in China’s propaganda regime.

Chang Ping 长平

Without freedom there is no security

Posted on 2014-03-03

Xi Jinping was recently appointed head of the new Central Internet Security and Digitalization Group. “Without internet security there can be no national security,” he said. But is there security without free speech?