China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

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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.

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world


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Analysis:

  • The Globalization of Beijing’s Media Controls: Key Trends from 2018

In the news:

  • Coverage of Trump-Xi meeting highlights state control over Sino-US trade messaging
  • Authorities cut netizen publishing power, increase access to user data
  • Government cracks down on student labor activism amid tightening campus controls
  • Tech firms face backlash for aligning with Beijing
  • Hong Kong: Curbs on free expression affect art and literature events, book retailers

Featured Pushback: Circumvention tools in the wake of a VPN crackdown

What to Watch For in 2019

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About the editor

The China Media Bulletin is directed by Sarah Cook, Freedom House Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, who authors each issue’s featured article and manages the editorial team producing the bulletin. Cook is also the author of several Asian country reports for Freedom House’s annual publications, as well as three special reports about China: The Battle for China’s Spirit (2017), The Politburo’s Predicament (2015), and The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship (2013). Her comments and writings have appeared on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Follow her on Twitter @Sarah_G_Cook.