Tag Archives: censorship

What’s on China social media?

What are China netizens up to? The two stories of the week, the nice but fake detention of ten ‘jiefang’ agents in Beijing and the Nobel prize Mo Yan’s words on censorship, seen through China social media… in English! Hope you enjoy them! [View the story “What’s on China social media?” on Storify] Advertisements

What’s on China social media?

What are China netizens up to? Media policies, “healthy” lunch scandal, Most Horrid People 2012… Here you have my latest selection of current discussions, memes and controversies going on… in English! Hope you enjoy them! [View the story “What’s on China social media?” on Storify]

China: Bizarre Power Triangle – Sina, the Government and Netizens

Posted on Global Voices on July 31, 2012. Before we get into the rather bizarre power triangle that has come to define Internet communications and technology in China, let’s introduce you to the three characters in this story: Sina: China’s leading Internet company  which is traded on NASDAQ, owns Sina Weibo, the Chinese social network often described as […]

China: Sparking the ‘Exile is Not Freedom’ Debate

Posted on Global Voices on 5 July 2012. You can read it in Español,  عربي, বাংলা, Malagasy, Italiano, Français. On 27 April, 2012 blind Chinese lawyer and activist, Chen Guangcheng, escaped from a remote village surrounded by security forces in the middle of the night. International media widely covered the story, and the events turned […]

China: In Bo Xilai Saga, Did Social Media Challenge Government?

Posted on Global Voices on 11 May 2012. You can read it in Català, Polski, Français, عربي, Español, srpski, bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, Magyar. Political struggle, murder, corruption, espionage and diplomatic conflict – the downfall of Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) elite ranks has turned out to be a multi-faceted story. The Bo […]

Is Facebook Trying to Re-enter China?

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come back to China. Several local journalists and netizens spotted him and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in Shanghai last Tuesday, March 27, and once more, rumors spread like fire through the Internet: Is the king of social media working on its reappearance in China? Although Zuckerberg alleged it was just a […]