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WeChat is censoring messages about coronavirus in China

WeChat currently has over 1.15 billion monthly active users, and censoring important information about the outbreak only puts them in more danger.

China has censored the Archive of Our Own, one of the internet’s largest fanfiction...

The Archive of Our Own (AO3), the Hugo-winning fanfiction website, is the latest casualty of Chinese censorship, amid a continued crackdown in the country on queer content, sexually explicit content, and websites based abroad.

Healthy Wuhan residents say they were forced into mass coronavirus quarantine, risking infection

While Xi has noted this week that China's battle against the coronavirus is making "visible progress," Wang, the party boss, appeared more cautious in his assessment of the reality in Wuhan.

Restrictions And Rewards: How China Is Locking Down Half A Billion Citizens

Yet the public remains skeptical. "The collection and use of personal information (facial recognition, phone number, home addresses) during this outbreak is truly a disaster," one Weibo user wrote.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

The Chinese party state is going to take advantage of the weaknesses in liberal democracies, whether they’re legal or cultural. They take advantage of our really weak data privacy laws.

Google employees are fighting over their company’s decision to ban a Hong Kong protest...

The move has helped spark a fiery debate playing out on the search giant’s internal mailing lists.

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

If you want to have a normal life in China, you had better not say anything controversial about the Communist Party and especially not about its leader, Xi Jinping.

Why China Silenced a Clickbait Queen in Its Battle for Information Control

The silencing of Ms. Ma, better known in China by her pen name, Mimeng, reflects a broader campaign by President Xi Jinping to purge the public sphere of popular voices that the ruling Communist Party finds threatening, no matter how innocuous they may seem.

For single mothers and lesbians in China, accessing fertility treatment is a nightmare

Every day during the balmy late afternoons of southern China's spring, Xiao Chen takes her twin daughters to Shenzhen's central park. Dressed in matching floral...

China’s women’s movement has not only survived an intense crackdown, it’s grown

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, Chinese authorities jailed five feminist activists for planning to hand out stickers against sexual harassment...

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