News and Analysis
Ahead of today’s criminal trial against him, human rights campaigner Yang Maodong (left) issued a statement yesterday accusing the Guangzhou court of illegalities.
When it comes to online censorship, even the accounts run by official government mouthpieces are not immune. Just ask China Daily.
China’s top internet control official says that like all cars, the internet “needs brakes.”
Words from a health expert criticizing China’s healthcare system are still available from Xinhua. Why are social media censors so jittery?
Two important Xi Jinping slogans gone for many months came up again in a recent speech. What does it mean?
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.
The August 23 raid on the Li Xianting Film Fund came as a shock to indie filmmakers and supporters.
The shuttering of the 11th Beijing Indie Film Festival could signal a more aggressive stance against social movements of alternative voices.
This post to Sina Weibo showing ousted princeling Bo Xilai entering the courtroom one year ago was deleted shortly after it was posted.
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.
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.”
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.
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
CMP Fellows column
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.
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?