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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:

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.

hong kong china protest

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

guangxi blast photo censored

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.

save chinese laywers freedom

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.