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China Just Made It Even Harder to Get Around the Great Firewall

While calling for the maintenance of globalized free trade was high on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent agenda in Davos, no evidence suggests …

Hong Kong's 19-Year-Old Protest Hero Brings His Case To The U.S.

Joshua Wong has led thousands of protesters and has founded a new political party — and he's not even 20 years old. Now he's touring top U.S universities to talk about his cause.

Chinese activist's family 'taken away' over letter calling for Xi Jinping to quit

Wen Yunchao says his parents and younger brother have disappeared days after the government harassed his family over the letter he denies writing<p>A New York-based Chinese activist has said that China’s authorities have detained three members of his family in connection with an open letter calling …

China sends warning to Taiwan as it prepares to elect first woman president

Tsai Ing-wen, who studied in London and admires Margaret Thatcher, is favourite to become the first woman charged with guiding the republic's tricky relationship with China<p>As a British-educated admirer of Margaret Thatcher, the woman set to become leader of China’s fierce rival Taiwan was always …

China's Xi Jinping says internet users must be free to speak their minds

Even as prominent free speech advocate is put on trial for online posts, president says governments must respect citizens’ right to exchange ideas<p>Chinese citizens should have the right to speak their minds on the internet, president Xi Jinping has claimed, just two days after a prominent free …

China's Communist Party Bans Cadres From Golf, Extramarital Sex and Eating Too Well

Members of the Chinese Communist Party, the country’s supreme governing authority led by President Xi Jinping, received an updated set of rules to …

Exclusive: Unification with China not on agenda, says Taiwan president

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The Chinese government is censoring a documentary about mothers who love their gay kids

When content gets scrubbed from the Chinese internet, censors and hosting websites seldom offer any explanation—the removal is non-negotiable. So the upcoming court case of Fan Popo, a 29-year-old filmmaker from Beijing, stands out.<p>In 2012, Fan shot a documentary called <i>Mama Rainbow.</i> After making …

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Shows Off New Passport on Instagram

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Beijing to limit Hong Kong visits by mainland Chinese

Unlimited trips cut to one a week per person after territory’s residents complained of being swamped by 47 million visitors last year<p>China will limit visits by residents of the city of Shenzhen to neighbouring Hong Kong, a politician and the media said on Sunday, following recent tension in the …

China Is Said to Use Powerful New Weapon to Censor Internet

China to test Tibetan monks and nuns for patriotism

Communist party’s top official in region says all monasteries must be equipped with national flags, telephone connections, newspapers and reading rooms<p>China’s top official in Tibet vowed on Wednesday to evaluate Buddhist monks and nuns for their “patriotism” and install national flags in …

Anti-censorship China activists 'under DDoS attack'

<b>A campaign organisation that circumvents Chinese website blocks has said it has come under distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).</b><p>Greatfire called the attack, which aimed to take sites offline, an attempt to enforce censorship.<p>It said it did not know who was behind it, but pointed out that it …

Beijing Censors Viral Film On Chinese Pollution

The film had garnered over 100 million views before being pulled from the internet.<p>An independent documentary on China's extreme pollution problem that had gone viral in the country was blocked by Beijing authorities on Saturday.<p><i>Under the Dome</i>, a 103-minute film by independent reporter Chai Jing, …

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Half of China's wealthy plan to leave

Many rich Chinese are still looking overseas for a better quality of life.<p>A Barclays survey of wealthy people around the world found that 47% of about 50 Chinese respondents want to move abroad in the next five years.<p>The main reasons: access to better education and employment for their children, …

China blacks out CNN's report on crackdown - CNN Video

The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.