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Chinese Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan (R front) extends greetings to staff at a rehearsal for state-run television's Spring Festival Gala in Beijing, Jan. 25, 2017.

Online Criticism of China's New Year State TV Gala Disappears

  • Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:41

The show typically comes in for an online roasting, but Communist Party media have told critics to tone it down this year.

Freedom in the World 2017 - China Profile

  • Tue, 01/31/2017 - 13:35

China's crackdown on media, religious groups & civil society continues

On Trump travel ban, China says 'reasonable concerns' must be considered

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:51

China appeared to offer mild criticism on Monday of U.S. President Donald Trump's banning of entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying immigration policy was a sovereign right but "reasonable concerns" must be considered.

Chinese Internet Users Concerned About Crack Down on VPNs

  • Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:42

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice on Sunday that it will strictly contain the unapproved use of virtual private networks (VPNs) by Chinese firms. Many Chinese internet users are concerned about the announcement and fear that it will further close off China’s internet from the rest of the world.

China’s president Xi Jinping ensures a compliant media. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

How China tightened its grip on the media during 2016, by IFJ

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:34

Dissenting opinions were stifled as journalists were forced to comply with restrictions on their freedom in orchestrated press conferences and interviews

Strangling the Media: China Tightens its Grip: IFJ

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:31

From the time that President Xi Jinping said all party media “have the surname party”, the state media did not publish either dissenting voices or balanced reports of disasters or corruption.

Press freedom predator given Davos platform

  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:37

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that the World Economic Forum, which brings government leaders and big businessmen together in the Swiss resort of Davos, is lending itself as a platform to Chinese President Xi Jinping without any heed to the human rights situation in his country.

A man with a bicycle walks past a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on March 26, 2016.

China: Deepening Assault on Human Rights

  • Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:45

Grip Tightens on Internet, Rights Activism, Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a session of the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing, Jan. 6, 2017.

Rights Group Condemns Chinese Leadership, Global Strongmen in Annual Report

  • Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:43

Human Rights Watch says President Xi Jinping ‘has embarked on the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen era.’

Netizens surf the web at an Internet cafe in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.

China Warns of 'Foreign Powers' Subverting Communist Party Rule Online

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 - 15:39

The country's internet regulator says action will be taken to ensure that netizens aren't bombarded by 'harmful information.'

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