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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本期看点:中共“十九大”前的言论审查、监控措施的升级、中国言论限制正扩及剑桥、意大利和加州。

本期看點:中共「十九大」 前的言論審查、監控措施的升級、中國言論限制正擴及劍橋、義大利和加州。

In this issue: Censorship ahead of 19th Party Congress, surveillance upgrades, and how Chinese content restrictions are reaching Cambridge, Italy, and California.

這期報告的內容有:中國的最新審查方法、網絡安全法的更新以及習近平訪問香港的新聞。

这期报告的内容有:中国的最新审查方法、网络安全法的更新以及习近平访问香港的新闻。

In this issue: China's newest censorship methods, updates on the cybersecurity law, and Xi's visit to Hong Kong.

這期報告的內容有:中國將實施的網路審查、持續的鎮壓律師以及破牆遊戲。

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