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The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong

The Editors

Veteran Hong Kong political leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee describe some of the core values—such as freedom of the press—that they seek to maintain as Beijing asserts greater control over the territory seventeen years after Britain ha

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China’s Chilling Effect for Investor Research


Shanghai investor Wang Weihua’s final microblog post October 12 was brief and ominous: “The police are coming.”

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How Police Got It So Wrong Arresting a Journalist


The arrest of a journalist for allegedly damaging the reputation of an equipment manufactur



CCTV’s International Expansion: China’s Grand Strategy for Media?

The Editors

China Central Television has come a long ways since its founding as a domestic party propaganda outlet in 1958.



The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship

The Editors

This report provides a survey of the phenomenon of censorship and its recent evolution as it pertains to the news media sector, though similar dynamics also affect the film, literature, and performing arts industries.

Censoring the News Before It Happens

Perry Link

Every day in China, hundreds of messages are sent from government offices to website editors around the country that say things like, “Report on the new provincial budget tomorrow, but do not feature it on the front page, make no compari



Challenged in China

Sara Segal-Williams

As Xi Jinping takes office as president of China, the citizenry he governs is more sophisticated and interconnected than any before, largely because of the Internet.



China’s Cyberattacks — At What Cost?

James Fallows, Donald Clarke, Orville Schell, Elizabeth Economy, Dorinda Elliott, Xiao Qiang, Bill Bishop

James Fallows: Here are some initial reactions on the latest hacking news.



Winds From the East: How the People’s Republic of China Seeks to Influence the Media in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia

The Editors

The People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) is using various components of public diplomacy to influence the media in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.



China Clings to Control: Press Freedom in 2009

It has been a tough year for press freedom in China, as the fading international spotlight on the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing emboldened central and provincial authorities to revert to clamping down on journalists and media that seek to p