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Journalism, Propaganda, Censorship, and the 19th Party Congress

At Deutsche Welle, Sabine Peschel talks to Audrey Jiajia Li, a former TV journalist who has turned to social media and foreign media outlets as the media climate within China grows ever frostier. Li discusses self-censorship and social media blocks, her hopes for journalism in China, unpromising rec...

WeChat, Weibo and Baidu Under Investigation

On Friday, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced that three popular social media platforms—Sina Weibo, WeChat, and Baidu Tieba—have all been placed under investigation for alleged violations of the country’s new cybersecurity law, saying that all three have hosted illegal content je...

‘Changes in Judicial Interpretation’ Prompt Chinese Authorities to Release Falun Gong Practitioners

A district court in central China’s Henan Province recently dropped charges against practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual discipline that was marked for persecution in 1999, on account of “changes in judicial interpretations.” The case is the latest highly unusual in...

Banned academic Huang Jing resigns as Keppel Land director

SINGAPORE: Professor Huang Jing, the academic who was identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as an "agent of influence for a foreign country", has resigned from his position as a director of Keppel Land. Keppel said on Sunday (Aug 6) it has "received and accepted Mr Huang's resignation ....