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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.

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In this issue:  Beijing’s lawyers crackdown, analysis of draft cybersecurity law, and news updates on the state media-driven market bubble crash.

In this issue:  Security clampdown in Beijing, detentions expand ahead of June 4, and foreign web services face more intense blocking.

In this issue:  Ai Weiwei erased from Shanghai art show, Sina threatened, and popular U.S. TV shows now pulled from Chinese streaming sites.

In this issue: Xinhua reporter’s exposé, the potential impact of a new ‘antipornography’ campaign, and news on Sina Weibo’s IPO.

In this issue:  New guidelines on freedom of information appeals, Jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti wins U.S. rights award, and search engine censorship on Baidu gets a green light from U.S. judge.

In this issue: Censors bar news of activist Cao Shunli's death, WeChat news accounts shuttered, and Alibaba and Weibo tackle problems ahead of U.S. IPO.

In this issue:  State media works to improve image of National People’s Congress, Xi Jinping to lead new security committee, public reaction to Kunming knife rampage, and more.

In this issue: Party criminal investigations hailed by official outlets, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Chinese bloggers, and Microsoft’s Bing accused of internationalizing Chinese censorship.

In this issue:  Liberal media group sells Beijing paper, censors suppress information on Xu Zhiyong trial, Ilham Tohti held incommunicado, and more news.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the editors of the China Media Bulletin have compiled a few of our favorite CMB “Photos of the Week” from the Year of the Snake.