China’s authoritarian regime has become increasingly repressive in recent years. The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to tighten control over all aspects of life and governance, including the state bureaucracy, the media, online speech, religious practice, universities, businesses, and civil society associations.
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China Dissent Monitor
The China Dissent Monitor was created in response to the information gap resulting from media restrictions in the People’s Republic of China and risks associated with collecting information from within the country about dissent and protest. The project prioritizes capturing offline collective action in public spaces.
China Media Bulletin
The China Media Bulletin is a monthly email newsletter that 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.
Hong Kong Media Bulletin
The Hong Kong Media Bulletin is a monthly email newsletter that provides unique insight into media freedom and freedom of expression issues in Hong Kong, as well as analysis of the latest trends in the territory as it is vastly transformed by the Beijing-imposed National Security Law.
Beijing’s Foreign PR Enablers
July 10, 2023
Joint Letter to US Secretary of State on His Visit to China
More Governments Finding New Ways to Silence Exiled Voices
April 6, 2023
China Commits to Another 5 Years of Xi Jinping’s Information Policies
March 22, 2023
Measuring Freedom in China
Freedom on the Net 2023: China Country Report
China is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Freedom in the World 2023: China Country Report
China is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom in the World 2022: China Country Report
China is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom House's Report on Beijing's Global Media Influence
Our latest report, Beijing’s Global Media Influence: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience, offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of Beijing’s global media influence and the ways in which democracies are responding. It draws on media investigations, interviews, scholarly publications, Chinese government sources, and on-the-ground research by local analysts in 30 countries, and includes in-depth case studies for each country, appraising the scale and scope of CCP media influence efforts and the strength of the local response. The report also offers recommendations on how democracies can improve their performance.
Policy Recommendations: China's Global Media Influence
The Chinese Communist Party has expanded its efforts to shape news content around the world through promoting its own propaganda,, suppressing critical viewpoints, and obtaining control over key content-delivery systems. The following policy recommendations could help counter the negative impact of Beijing’s foreign media influence campaigns.