Putting China’s Cyberpolice in Context

Putting China’s Cyberpolice in Context

International media reported last week that China planned to install police units directly inside Chinese websites. They got it wrong. The police units are already there.
CMP releases new Pu Zhiqiang book

CMP releases new Pu Zhiqiang book

A new collection gathers together the defence arguments of now-jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.
China’s unspeakable consensus

China’s unspeakable consensus

A Chinese online publication published an investigative series on the ills caused by China's controversial Three Gorges Dam. The series was killed in under 7 hours.
Report claims victory for information controls in China

Report claims victory for information controls in China

A new report on public opinion on China's mobile internet claims that heightened controls have successfully minimised dissent and brought gains in approval of the government.
Propaganda converges

Propaganda converges

China's official Xinhua News Agency today released the second version of its mobile app for iPhone and Android with great fanfare.
What’s up with the PLA?

What’s up with the PLA?

A hardline piece in the PLA's official mouthpiece had some observers nervously scratching their heads over its aggressive tone on internet policy.
Control and innovate

Control and innovate

China's leaders hope to reinvigorate the country's economy by unleashing a wave of internet-empowered innovation.
China’s media under Mr. Positive

China’s media under Mr. Positive

The term "positive energy" eased into official Party media as Xi Jinping came to power.
A righteous view of history

A righteous view of history

In the latest official broadside against ideological "infiltration" by the West, American scholars are singled out for attack.
Breeding tigers, and China’s caged press

Breeding tigers, and China’s caged press

After attacks from a prominent businessman, Caixin Media cited threats against "the fundamental principles of press freedom." Our thoughts.

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?

Media buzzword

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

Comic China

In what he says will be his "last satirical cartoon" before he switches entirely to puff commercial work, artist Cheng Tao depicts China's internet as a virtual prison.

The Anti-Social List

The following post referencing the arrest of rights defense lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was deleted from Weibo in the middle of the night, just one hour after it was posted to Sina Weibo.

CMP Fellows column

China’s unspeakable consensus

Posted on 2015-07-29
A Chinese online publication published an investigative series on the ills caused by China's controversial Three Gorges Dam. The series was killed in under 7 hours.

The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case

Posted on 2015-01-20
On January 11, rights defense lawyer and former CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang spent his 50th birthday behind bars.