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Apple blames revenue loss on China censoring video games

Apple says it lost revenue due to China’s temporary ban on approving new video games last year. The financial hurt from the censorship of...

Microsoft’s Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Social media users have expressed concern that the search engine might be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors. Chinese authorities operate a...

From ‘rice bunny’ to ‘back up the car’: China’s year of censorship

  China stepped up its campaign in 2018 to control what news and information its citizens can see. While censors continued heavyhanded control for any content...

Yanxi Palace: The most Googled show on Earth

  The Chinese drama Story of Yanxi Palace is the most Googled TV show of 2018 globally, despite Google being largely blocked in the country. The...

Prominent artists banned last-minute by Chinese art and tech show

  Several contemporary artists tackling the social implications of technology have been banned by censors from China's upcoming Guangzhou Triennial. One of them was Heather Dewey-Hagborg,...

China’s new games censors take tough stance

  State media reports that of the first 20 titles it assessed, nine were refused permission to go on sale. The Xinhua news agency added that...

China’s Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products

  Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive...

‘I don’t know Facebook or Twitter’: China’s Great Firewall Generation Z cut off from...

  A first-year university student from China's north-eastern Liaoning province, he has never even heard of the social media giants that dominate western society, because...

China is exporting the Great Firewall as internet freedom declines around the world

  Speaking before an elite audience in Washington in March 2000, then US President Bill Clinton summarized much of Western thinking on the internet when he...

China’s ‘flaunt your wealth’ challenge goes viral with people falling out of cars with...

  The bizarre trend — dubbed the "flaunt your wealth challenge" — has generated more than a million posts on Chinese social platform Weibo in...