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China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China’s changing media landscape

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.

Past Issues:

In this issue: Police databases, censorship pressures on companies like Apple and the NBA, press freedom in Hong Kong, and the role of mobile apps in government surveillance.

In this issue: A look at how China Central Television aids Communist Party repression, liberal economists and filmmakers are censored, activists and journalists face harsh reprisals, and major social media firms are taking down anti-Hong Kong protest disinformation.

In this issue: How June’s censorship spike could expand in July, detailed coverage of the media dimensions of protests in Hong Kong and the Tiananmen Massacre anniversary, and reports of Chinese facial-recognition technology being used in Serbia, Tajikistan, and beyond.

In this issue: How free thought and activism survive in China despite growing repression along with updates on the U.S.-China trade war, state surveillance, online censorship and examples of Chinese influence threatening free speech in the United States, Taiwan, Ecuador, and Nepal.

In this issue: How the Communist Party is targeting young Chinese with propaganda, a crackdown on Twitter users escalates, high-tech surveillance reaches prisons, street cleaners, and rental homes, and new threats to free speech emerge in Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, and Zambia.

In this issue: How to respond when social media giant Tencent does the Communist Party’s bidding in China and abroad, information controls and tech policy at the two sessions, and how the Chinese government is pushing its narrative in Sweden, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, and on Reddit

In this issue: How Communist Party scoring schemes incentivize repression, propaganda is going digital, and suppression of Uighurs and cultural censorship extend far beyond China’s borders.

In this issue: Censorship and surveillance in the Year of the Pig, China’s defense of Huawei, Twitter crackdown, and Beijing influence in New Zealand, Thailand, and Zambia

In this issue: Top 2018 trends in censorship, surveillance, and propaganda within China and in the Communist Party’s campaign to increase its media influence abroad, how circumvention tools are faring in the wake of a VPN crackdown and what to watch for in 2019.

In this issue: Foreign propaganda and economic censorship increase amid U.S.-China friction, Xinjiang crackdown fuels investment questions, Hong Kong expels foreign editor, and Beijing cashes in on Africa influence to restrict speech.