China

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally

  • Fri, 12/02/2016 - 23:10

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

Chinese-manufactured military vehicles can be seen patrolling in Afghanistan's Little Pamir region. (WION)

China dismisses report of military patrols in Afghanistan

  • Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:07

China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed reports Chinese military vehicles were patrolling inside Afghanistan, after an Indian media outlet said Chinese security forces were making regular patrols there.

A Mid-term Assessment of China’s Implementation of 2013 UPR Recommendations

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:38

More than three years after the October 2013 UN Universal Periodic Review of China, a coalition of Chinese NGOs has released a report assessing China’s implementation of the recommendations put forward by UN Member States.

 Chinese police push away journalists during the trial of Pu Zhiqiang in Beijing in December 2015. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign journalists working in China face increased harassment

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:28

Annual survey of international media correspondents finds that 98% of them do not believe Chinese reporting conditions meet international standards

Harmonized Histories?

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 21:15

A year of fragmented censorship across Chinese live streaming applications

Meng Hongwei, China’s vice-minister of public security, was elected head of Interpol’s executive committee on Thursday © AP

Human rights groups protest over Interpol president’s appointment

  • Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:36

Meng Hongwei is China’s vice-minister of public security

Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was elected at Interpol's general assembly meeting

Chinese security official elected Interpol chief

  • Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:27

A top Chinese security minister has been elected president of the international crime fighting and police cooperation organization Interpol.

 China passed a cybersecurity law on Monday to protect the country’s status as an ‘internet power’. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

China's new cybersecurity law sparks fresh censorship and espionage fears

  • Mon, 11/07/2016 - 19:47

Legislation raises concerns foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access

China Suggests Free Trade Zone For the SCO

  • Sat, 11/05/2016 - 10:13

Russia says it would be “complicated.”

 Xi Jinping: ‘power abuse, corruption as well as legal and disciplinary violations have been spreading’. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

Xi Jinping attacks 'conspiracies' and 'lust for power' of China's enemies within

  • Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:06

Chinese president uses a commentary in the People’s Daily to attack ‘handful of senior officials pursuing selfish interests’

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