New Chinese Government VPN Allows Users to Access Censored Internet Anywhere

Friday, January 30, 2015
China VPN

BEIJING — This morning, the Chinese government released for personal use ChinaVPN, its in-house Virtual Private Network service which, according to promotional material, “offers Chinese nationals a familiar, comfortable, authentically Chinese Internet experience—anywhere in the world.”

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China Removes Female Form from TV Drama

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Empress of China

BEIJING — Just days after censors removed all cleavage from the Tang-era drama The Empress of China, another Chinese TV show has come under the close scrutiny of the censors.

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China to Require Real-Name Registration on Public Instant Messaging Accounts

Friday, August 8, 2014

In order to “build a clean cyberspace,” the Chinese government will require real-name registration for public instant messaging accounts that wish to publish or reprint political information. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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No Events of Note in Western Xinjiang on Thursday, August 7 at 8:56 AM

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Urumqi

URUMQI — In a hastily arranged press conference, Hao Min, the Ministry of State Security official responsible for Kashgar and its surrounding areas, informed reporters that no serious events had taken place in the city this morning at 8:56 am.

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Changes in CCTV’s Cleaner Version of The Big Bang Theory

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Big Bang Theory

After pulling The Big Bang Theory from domestic streaming sites, Chinese authorities have announced that they will broadcast a “cleaner” version of the show on CCTV. Here are some of the expected changes:

  • Instead of being a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Sheldon Cooper now studies classical Chinese at a small liberal arts college.
  • To familiarize audiences with actress Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory will air after back-to-back episodes of the hit 90s sitcom Blossom.
  • The characters must mention “5,000 years of Chinese culture” at least once per episode.

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Oliver Stone’s Comments on Censorship Censored

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Oliver Stone

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Miniharm’s Top 10 Moments of 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013
Chinese Dream

It’s been a whirlwind year in China. Here’s a look back at 10 moments that made us smile.

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Well, At Least My J-visa Was Approved!

Friday, December 13, 2013
Dave Dubrowski

by Dave Dubrowski

It’s no surprise that professional journalists like me are on edge these days.

What with Bloomberg and New York Times reporters—big love, guys—unsure if they will have their visas renewed, it’s easy to get the jitters when the time comes to rummage through your drawer and fish out that old residency registration form.

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What’s So Bad About Working with the Nazis?

Monday, November 11, 2013
Photo © Getty

by Matthew Winkler

Matthew Winkler is the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News.

I’d like to take a few minutes to respond to the recent New York Times article which suggests I spiked stories critical of the Chinese government in order to protect the business interests of Bloomberg News and our parent company, Bloomberg L.P.

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“Pleasant Goat” to Retain Scene Where Pretty Goat is Raped by Japanese Soldiers

Monday, October 21, 2013
Pretty Goat

SHANGHAI — All Chinese domestic satellite channels have pulled popular children’s cartoon Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf off the air after censors voiced concerns over the level of violence in the show. Officials at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) announced that they would allow the show to come back if scenes depicting the show’s antagonists, Big Big Wolf and his wife, being variously drowned, shot at, tortured, boiled in oil and electrocuted were toned down.

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