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A response to China Daily opinion piece on sexual harassment in China

It is appalling to read an opinion piece recently published in China Daily, titled “Weinstein case demonstrates cultural differences.” In the article, the author asked and China Daily tweeted, rhetorically, “What prevents sexual harassment from becoming a common phenomenon in... Continue Reading →

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China, a growing norm-shaper in Internet governance

Thirty years ago, China relied heavily on foreign technologies for its Internet development. Its very first email would not have been sent successfully without the help of experts from Germany’s University of Karlsruhe.   “Across the Great Wall we can... Continue Reading →

What happens when Weibo crowdsources censorship?

Almost everyone who reads something about Internet censorship in China have come across such descriptions, “10 Things You Can Say on Chinese Internet” or “The Great Firewall of China is sophisticated and powerful and that the Big Brother is watching... Continue Reading →

A Quick Scan of Weibo & WeChat New Privacy Policies

If you have recently updated WeChat/Weixin and Weibo apps, you will get a prompt to read their privacy policies before using the service. I did not get a screenshot of the English version of WeChat's privacy policy but the Chinese-language... Continue Reading →

Why We Should Resist Relying Too Much on WeChat

As WeChat becomes increasingly indispensable to Chinese users, it is necessary that users be made fully aware of what that means to their security and privacy.

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