China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

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The monthly China Media Bulletin provides unique insight on censorship, media freedom, and internet freedom issues related to the People's Republic of China, drawing on both English and Chinese-language sources.

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world


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Analysis: China’s Party Congress Hints at Media Strategy for a ‘New Era’

In the news:

  • Special media controls accompany party congress
  • State, social media promote Xi’s message
  • Surveillance updates: Voice database, social credit system, Xinjiang police state
  • Hong Kong: Activists released but still not free, warrant needed for phone searches
  • Beyond China: Guo Wengui meets Chinese agents, Beijing shapes African media, Apple queried on censorship

Featured Prisoner: Lü Gengsong

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About the editor

The China Media Bulletin is directed by Sarah Cook, Freedom House Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, who authors each issue’s featured article and manages the editorial team producing the bulletin. Cook is also the author of several Asian country reports for Freedom House’s annual publications, as well as three special reports about China: The Battle for China’s Spirit (2017), The Politburo’s Predicament (2015), and The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship (2013). Her comments and writings have appeared on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Follow her on Twitter @Sarah_G_Cook.