Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance enters 2018 with some uncertainty

One of the fastest rising Chinese startups of last year had a bumpy ride into 2018 after falling foul of China’s internet censors for the...

China shuts down thousands of websites in Internet network crackdown

Chinese authorities shut down more than 13,000 websites for breaking laws and regulations governing the country's Internet network since 2015, reported China's state-run news...

Man in China sentenced to five years’ jail for running VPN

A man in China has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail for selling software that circumvented the country’s pervasive internet censorship controls,...

China tells web giants they must accept limits to access

Beijing tells Google and Facebook that they will only be welcomed in the country if they abide by the law. Web giants such as Google,...

Baidu launched a service that tells you if a site is blocked in China

China’s equivalent of Google, Baidu, is now offering a service that can evaluate whether your website is optimized to be used in China, as reported by Nikkei...

China’s Selfie Obsession

Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on earth. HoneyCC likes to say that she scarcely remembers...

Will tech firms challenge China’s ‘open’ internet?

Sometimes you can gauge how proud someone is about being at an event by the extent to which they want to talk about it....

Skype Has Disappeared From App Stores in China. It’s Not Clear Which Law It...

Microsoft’s Skype may still be functioning in China, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a way to download it in that country. According to...

Mark Zuckerberg is back in China as Facebook eyes opportunity to finally enter the...

Mark Zuckerberg is back in China. The Facebook CEO posted a photo of him visiting with Chinese students at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in...

How the Chinese cyberthreat has evolved

With more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, the world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers. Indeed,...
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Five days before Australia’s “60 Minutes” program aired a report on China’s dept-trap diplomacy in the Pacific region, the show received an unusually aggressive phone call. “Take...

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Beijing is lending billions to Hungary and Serbia for a faster rail link. The project has been called insane. But for China, at least,...

Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping for third time

One week after holding a summit with the US president, Donald Trump, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has met the Chinese president, Xi Jinping,...