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Foreign Firms Under Fire Over Taiwan, Tibet References

The past week has seen a series of moves by the Cyberspace Administration of China and other official bodies to police sensitive political references on foreign companies’ websites, in part based on national security provisions in the country’s new cybersecurity law. The same law was als...

Chinese Privacy Concerns Focus on Tech Giants Over Government

The news that Apple will hand management of its Chinese users’ iCloud data over to a Guizhou-based state-owned enterprise follows a string of news stories about privacy concerns involving China’s biggest homegrown tech firms. On Tuesday, Caixin’s Han Wei reported, search giant Baid...

Local Firm to Take Over Apple’s iCloud in China

Apple has announced that its iCloud services in China will be operated by a state-owned firm in Guizhou beginning next month in order to comply with cloud computing rules in the new cybersecurity law, which was passed last summer. The move has raised concerns that it will allow government authoritie...

Despite Significant Effort, China’s #MeToo Struggles

As previously noted, the efforts of Chinese women to raise awareness of and fight against sexual harassment and assault faced dim prospects for success due to cultural and political barriers. Attempts by journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin to publicize her 2012 assault by a senior colleague brought her a...