The who, what and why in China’s latest VPN crackdown

By Sidney Leng, Josh Ye, Nectar Gan The new campaign to stamp out ‘unauthorised’ providers is not expected to target individuals directly but could have big implications for...

Chinese liberal think tank slams Beijing censors after website and media accounts shut down

By Jun Mai Influential Unirule Institute of Economics, which often challenges government’s economic policy, publishes protest letter online on Tuesday, which is then deleted. In a...

Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou Becomes First Female to Win China’s Top Science Award

By Song Shiqing Nearly 45 years after the discovery that got her the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2015, pharmacologist Tu Youyou has...

China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if ‘naive’ Trump pursues...

US president-elect Donald Trump would be a “naive” fool to launch an all-out trade war against China, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has claimed. During the...

The astonishing speed of Chinese censorship

You have written something politically sensitive on one of China's "weibo" microblogging sites. So how much time passes before it gets deleted? And what...

BBC’s website is being blocked across China

Access to the BBC's English-language website has been blocked across China, the corporation has said. BBC Global News director Peter Horrocks said it appeared to...

China employs two million microblog monitors state media say

More than two million people in China are employed by the government to monitor web activity, state media say, providing a rare glimpse into...
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A former chief of northwest China’s resource-rich Shaanxi province became the latest target of the central government’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign and the first senior...

Huawei CEO says company doesn’t spy for China and praises Trump in rare appearance

Huawei would never allow China’s government to access customer data, even if Beijing requested it, the CEO and founder of the company repeatedly emphasized Tuesday, amid...

China is at a difficult time of uncertainties, says President Xi’s teacher

Looking back to the year 2018, I summarize things in one word: surprise. Many things that happened last year were out of our expectations....