Efforts to defend Beijing’s official narrative have intensified this year, as the country’s post-coronavirus economic recovery slowed amid mounting problems.
Open and candid exchanges about the national economy have helped authorities pinpoint problems and find quick solutions, but the silencing of prominent financial writer Wu Xiaobo could put a dent in those lively debates.
China put its state machinery to use to selectively control the narrative about the pandemic, which has affected every individual in the country in one way or another.
Post joins celebrations for World News Day, which stresses the challenges faced by journalists as they attempt to provide readers with accurate information.
Alternative voices have been silenced, despite China’s economic failings becoming too real to ignore.
The rules effectively ban individuals and many smaller studios from advertising on ByteDance’s popular Chinese short-video app.
The National Radio and Television Administration has proposed a range of measures to ‘strengthen and refine management’ of short web dramas, including a sweeping review of each series’ cast, production, marketing and social values.
Reports play up personal interactions between President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Joe Biden as well as the Chinese leader’s remarks on Taiwan, bilateral ties and Washington’s efforts to contain Beijing.
Nasdaq-listed video game streaming service Douyu said its operations remain normal, but did not comment on the company’s missing chief executive.
K-pop singer Lisa of megastar group Blackpink gets ban from China’s Weibo, with fans linking it to her burlesque show at the Crazy Horse club. Actress Angelababy, who reportedly saw the show, banned too.
New rules a bid by Beijing to provide cyber environment that is good for ‘physical and mental health’ of over 191 million internet users aged under 18.
Interviews with students from top American and Chinese schools contradict assumptions about their views of the other nation and geopolitical relations.
Toughened requirements on which apps Apple can offer in China are set to make it difficult for locals to download banned foreign apps like Instagram and YouTube, while also making life harder for app developers.
China proposes tighter rules for generative AI in bid to clamp down on illegal content.
The discovery was made at a time when Apple has started complying with regulations that require all apps and app developers to be licensed.
Censorship imposed by Beijing keeps AI developers in China at a disadvantage, experts testify at a hearing looking into national security threats posed by artificial intelligence.
The accounts of the influencers, each with more than 8 million followers, breached regulations that restrict speculation, trading and promotion of virtual assets, Weibo says.
Chai ignited public discussion about air pollution in 2015 with a documentary that fell foul of censors.
Unfavourable perceptions of Asian giant surged by 21 percentage points in two of the biggest Brics members compared with 2019 results.
If legislation becomes law, studios wanting federal funding will have to agree not to alter a film’s content ‘in response to or in anticipation of’ Beijing’s request.
Pilot scheme will allow use of network in Nansha district in coordination with universities and institutes in Hong Kong and Macau as part of Greater Bay Area plan.
Companies, organisations and even individuals are increasingly using content moderation services to pre-screen online material.
Meta’s new Twitter rival, Threads, is topping China’s iOS app charts, despite Western social media apps like Instagram and Facebook being banned in the country by its “Great Firewall”.
Health Insight exposed Covid-related scandals, while Media Camp recently covered the case of a reporter beaten by police. Both have had their social media accounts blocked, with no explanation given.
A social media commentator for Beijing Daily has blasted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for being critical of China, casting a shadow over his plans to sell VR headsets in the country.
Prominent economic and financial writer Wu Xiaobo and two other users are suspended by Chinese social media platform Weibo for ‘disseminating negative and harmful information’ and having ‘hyped up the unemployment rate’.
Performers say they are steering clear of ‘sensitive matters’ and fear the censors are clamping down.
CAC lists owners of 41 algorithms, including Chinese tech giants, that filed to comply with deep synthesis regulation.
Sending a dedicated force to control comedy clubs is an extreme that ‘almost reminds me of the Cultural Revolution’, academic in Toronto says
In launching its new ChatGPT-like service, the chairman and founder of 360 Security Technology has provided a rare glimpse of how generative AI operates within Beijing’s strict censorship system.
Concerns are growing that the world’s largest search engine operator may exit Hong Kong, as the city’s officials seek a ban on a popular protest song.