On World Press Freedom Day, China’s censors are on full gear to block a 19-year-old poisoning case

Alia | May 3rd, 2013 - 7:11 pm

To answer netizens’ calls for a re-investigation into Zhu Ling’s 19-year-old poisoning case, Chinese authorities blocked all words and deleted all posts related to the case on Sina Weibo, on World Press Freedom Day.

Django being castrated before unchained in China? Chinese netizens think so

Alia | April 11th, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Django Unchained was pulled from China’s theaters on its release day in the country. Chinese netizens are angry, guessing that it may be because of Django’s exposed junk.

How a discussion of censorship on Sina Weibo evolved into a discussion of the limit of freedom of speech

Alia | April 2nd, 2013 - 5:11 am

A seemingly pro-censorship Weibo post from Lin Miaoke, a 13-year old child star, ignited heated discussions among Chinese netizens on the limits of freedom of speech. Some even questioned whether minors should be allowed to join Weibo.

Guangdong University assembles “Internet Red Army” to monitor students’ online activites

Alia | March 21st, 2013 - 4:09 am

Guangdong Baiyun University built an “Internet Red Army” to monitor students’ activities and conversations on social media. The project was recently awarded Guangdong province’s distinguished college student management project.

Chinese netizens weigh in on how to shorten the extremely long name for China’s new organ of censorship

Alia | March 12th, 2013 - 3:13 am

Both netizens and government officials agree that China’s newly-merged censorship body, the “State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television” has a long name that needs revision. Once again, Chinese netizens have some pretty good suggestions.

Chinese censor to Taiwan: Yes, we don’t have freedom of speech

Alia | February 20th, 2013 - 7:18 pm

Less than 24 hours after Sina Weibo verified that Frank Hsieh, former presidential nominee of Taiwan’s pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), opened an account, the account has already been deleted. Chinese netizens viewed the move as a major setback in re-unification efforts.

Ningbo NIMBY protesters to foreign journalists: “Ningbo welcomes you.”

Alia | October 29th, 2012 - 12:41 am

Protests in Ningbo started to wane down after local government agreed to suspend a refining and petrochemicals project. In retrospect, a scene where the protesting crowd lifted up a foreign camera man seems to reveal a more telling story about China and its people than the protest itself.

Mao comes back to life amid wide spread anti-Japan protests in China

Alia | September 16th, 2012 - 6:41 am

This weekend, unrest can be felt in the air all over China. This weekend, chanting of “Long live Chairman Mao” once again can be heard all over China. This weekend, pictures with Mao started to be censored on Weibo.

The great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek opened a Sina Weibo account?

Alia | September 4th, 2012 - 5:36 am

Chinese netizens to the great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek : “If your great grandfather [Chiang Kai-shek] had worked harder, now we could open Twitter accounts together.”

Michelangelo’s David got censored: No marble junk for CCTV viewers

Alia | July 9th, 2012 - 4:31 pm

3D boobs are not alone…