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China Bans User-Made, ‘Unlicensed’ Video, Audio From Social Media


China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television holds political study meeting, Nov. 21, 2016. Public Domain.

China’s powerful media regulator has banned social media platforms like WeChat, and the Twitter-like Weibo services run by Sina and Tencent, from disseminating user-generated audio and video, in a move that appears to be aimed at stifling citizen reporting in a country where all news is controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

Tens of Thousands Gather in Hong Kong to Mark Tiananmen Massacre

HK64More than 100,000 people gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to mark the 27th anniversary of a military massacre that put a bloody end to the 1989 democracy movement on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, although cracks were beginning to appear in the city’s pro-democracy camp. Continue reading

A Chronology of Actor Sun Haiying’s Ban From China’s Social Media


Actor Sun Haiying’s Weibo shortly before it was shuttered.

December 14, 2014,  Red Flag Manuscript published an article by Li Yanyan (李艳艳 – whom it identified as “with the Humanities division of Beijing Union University” – 北京联合大学) entitled “Some Tendencies That Must Be Addressed In Order to Safeguard Weibo’s Ideological Security” ( 维护微博意识形态安全必须纠正的几种倾向). Some excerpts: Continue reading

China set to ban all foreign media from publishing online

Government directive: ‘Sino-foreign joint ventures, Sino-foreign cooperative ventures and foreign business units shall not engage in online publishing services’

Hardeep Matharu, @Hardeep_Matharu


Only wholly Chinese owned companies will be able to publish online – subject to strict self-censorship Rex Features

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Book Ban Rumors Boost Authors in China

7:36 pm HKT Oct 13, 2014


A man reads a book while practicing tai chi. Rumors that a ban on some authors has boosted their sales in China. Reuters

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China bans Windows 8 from government computers

By Jose Pagliery @Jose_Pagliery May 20, 2014: 12:03 PM ET

Two years after Microsoft executives unveiled Windows 8 in China, the government is banning the operating system on state computers.

China has blacklisted Microsoft Windows 8, Continue reading