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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: The global reach of China’s censors, netizen reactions to U.S. presidential debates, and stifled news of Wukan crackdown.

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China’s assault on dissent, liberal party journal closure, and K-Pop stars caught in missile defense crossfire.

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In this issue: Analysis of Xi Jinping’s tech speech, new blocks on foreign content due to trade concerns, and new internet regulation updates on WeChat rules and online TV.

In this issue: Appeals for detained activists get results, Xi’s restrictive media policy faces resistance, and the vanishing vaccine scandal.

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In this issue: Xi Jinping’s vision for party media control, the CCP purges outspoken social-media commentators, and further penalties for online activists.

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In this issue: Families of political prisoners commemorate Chinese New Year, historic Taiwan elections, and news on cross-border abductions of Chinese booksellers prompt protests.

Xi military parade compared to Winnie the Pooh in a car

In this issue: China’s most censored news topics of 2015, news on increasing penalties for dissent, and analysis of impact of growth of state-funded media on Chinese journalism.

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In this issue: Resisting Beijing’s global media influence, the ‘ethics committees’ new media controls, and how censors protect Xi Jinping’s image.

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In this issue:  Analysis on the Obama-Xi agreement, news and internet post restrictions on deadly blasts in Guangxi, and threats to academic freedom in Hong Kong.

xi jinping as winnie the pooh

In this issue: Censorship’s economic impact, WeChat posts leading coverage of Tianjin disaster, and prosecution of Umbrella Movement leaders sparks concern.