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China Media Bulletin

A monthly update of press freedom news and analysis related to China

Freedom House’s 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, each issue includes:

  • A feature article offering analysis on a major development or emerging trend
  • A photo that was circulated widely in China—but then censored
  • Succinct summaries of important news related to print journalism, broadcast media, internet censorship, netizen activism, and upcoming legislation
  • A “Beyond China” section tracking the Chinese government’s growing engagement in censorship, propaganda, and media investments around the world
  • A “What to Watch For” section flagging upcoming events and potential trends

Since its inception in 2010, the China Media Bulletin has informed tens of thousands of readers in over 40 countries—including journalists, policymakers, scholars, business executives, and interested citizens.

The Most Censored Meme of 2015
This image of Winnie the Pooh in a toy car—a spoof on photos of President Xi Jinping inspecting troops during a military parade—emerged as the most censored post of 2015 on the Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo. It was shared over 65,000 times within just 70 minutes before being deleted by censors. Credit: Weiboscope /The Nanfang.


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本期內容:2019年主要趨勢和顯著之處 關於中國全球媒體影響、中共推行意識形態、調查記者、對藝術創作的限制、在中國和香港的監視系統 以及2020年的關注關注

本期内容:2019年主要趋势著之 – 关于中国全球媒体影响、中共推行意者、术创作的限制、在中国和香港的 – 以及2020年的关注关注

In this issue: Key trends and highlights from 2019 related to China’s global media influence, the CCP’s ideological push, investigative journalism, restrictions on artistic creativity, and surveillance in China and Hong Kong, as well as what to watch for in 2020.



In this issue: How internet freedom in China hit a new low in 2019 and why other countries could follow, highlights from the Communist Party Fourth Plenum, facial recognition upgrades, censorship by Shutterstock and iPhone browsers in China, and Huawei “safe cities” reaching over 50 countries worldwide.

在本期中:警察数据库, 对苹果和NBA等公司的审查压力, 香港的新闻自由进一, 移动应用在政府监控中的作用。


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