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Don’t beat your leader’s record on Fruit Ninja: Tedious publication process and fragmented keyword censorship in Chinese mobile games

China has the world's largest gaming market with an estimated value of over 27.5 billion US$ in 2017 (and the number is still growing). According to CNG, which runs a Chinese video game industry database, Tencent's Honor of Kings alone... Continue Reading →

The Ugly Truth Behind Huawei and Tencent’s Showdown over User Data Privacy

Almost every China-watcher and ordinary user are excited about artificial intelligent (AI), especially when China announced last month that its grand plan to become the world’s leader in AI by 2030. The country aims to surpass its rivals technologically and... Continue Reading →

CyberChina (170717-170721)

It’s been a disconcerting week for China-watchers. From the increased censorship on Chinese Internet due to the passing of Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo,  the blocking of Whatsapp’s image/audio/video functions to a more general and large-scale crackdown on VPNs (see... Continue Reading →

CyberChina (170709-170714) & Some Thoughts on Liu Xiaobo’s Passing

R.I.P. Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo, China’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent dissident, died from organ failure at the age of 61 under guard at a Chinese hospital on July 13, less than a month after he was released... Continue Reading →

CyberChina (170701-0707)

Phishing campaign on Chinese language news sites, information control ahead of 19th Party Congress, Red Army Uniform, WeChat and more.

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