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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In this issue: How various actors around the world are resisting Beijing's influence, censorship surrounding the New Year Gala and #MeToo in China, and the latest tech updates.

本期看点:对走漏的审查指令的分析、2017年新闻和网路走向、逃过审查的重要新闻,以及香港数位媒体的影响。

本期看點:對走漏的審查指令的分析、2017年新聞和網路走向、逃過審查的重要新聞,以及香港數位媒體的影響。

In this Issue: Analysis of leaked censorship directives, key 2017 journalism and internet trends, big stories that slipped through censors, and Hong Kong digital media making an impact

本期看点:西方过节之时 中国打压之机,网民抗议驱逐“低端人口”和虐童丑闻,川普总统访华,澳大利亚出版商遭遇言论审查压力,加纳漫画家的抗争,歌星凯蒂·派瑞被拒签

本期看點:西方過節之時 中國打壓之機,網民抗議驅逐「低端人口」和虐童醜聞,川普總統訪華,澳大利亞出版商遭遇言論審查壓力,迦納漫畫家的抗爭,歌星凱蒂·派瑞被拒簽

In this issue: China’s stealthy holiday crackdowns, netizen outcries over migrant evictions and child abuse, Trump’s China visit, and how pressure on foreigners to censor reached an Australian publisher, Ghanaian cartoonist, and pop star Katy Perry. 

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