Apr 11, 2016

China Internet regulator says Web censorship not a trade barrier

China’s online censorship system protects national security and does not discriminate against foreign companies, the country’s Internet regulator said, after the United States labeled the blocking of websites by Beijing a trade barrier. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) wrote in an annual report that ...

U.S. cites Chinese Internet filters as trade barrier

Apr 8, 2016

U.S. cites Chinese Internet filters as trade barrier

The American government has cited Chinese Internet controls as a trade barrier in a report that comes as Beijing tries to block its public from seeing news online about the finances of leaders’ families. Chinese filters, which block access to websites including the Google ...

Apr 2, 2016

China's tight control of speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping's stringent control of speech and media outlets could increase public frustration — a potential source of social instability.

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

Mar 30, 2016

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand’s ...

China considers banning all unapproved Internet domains

Mar 30, 2016

China considers banning all unapproved Internet domains

China’s government is moving to tighten its grip over the Internet as it rolls out draft rules that will effectively ban Web domains not approved by local authorities, including possibly the most widely used .com and .org addresses. The Ministry of Industry and Information ...