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:科技公司如何助长中国的网络强权、最新因言论自由而被关押及拘留案件,以及美国是如何回应共产党越来越全球化的言论审查和宣传(触手已达南非和墨西哥)。
本期看點:科技公司如何助長中國的網路強權、最新因言論自由而被關押及拘留案件,以及美國是如何回應共產黨越來越全球化的言論審查和宣傳(觸手已達南非和墨西哥)。
In this issue: How tech firms are boosting China's cyberpower, latest long prison sentences and detentions meted out for free speech, and how the United States is responding to globalizing Communist Party censorship and propaganda as it also reaches South Africa and Mexico

本期看點:「中華人民監控國」、對新聞和幽默地應用程式最新的打壓、電視認罪背後的刑訊逼供,以及香港的新聞自由調查。

本期看点:“中华人民监控国”、对新闻和幽默地应用程式最新的打压、电视认罪背后的刑讯逼供,以及香港的新闻自由调查。

In this issue: China's expanding surveillance state, latest crackdown on news and humor apps, behind-the-scenes of televised confessions, and a Hong Kong press freedom survey.

本期看点:习近平的集权将如何毁掉中共的长期生存之道、人大言论审查、对维吾尔人的打压,以及回应中共在美国校园的干预。

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