chinese censorship, chinese communist party, linkedIn china

Microsoft to Shut LinkedIn in China Amid Scrutiny

LinkedIn is an American business and employment-oriented online service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Launched on May 5, 2003, the platform is primarily used for professional networking and career development, and allows job seekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs. As of 2015, most of the company’s revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. Microsoft bought ...

Max Lu

LinkedIn sign.

Golden Globe-Winning Director Chloé Zhao Faces Backlash in China

Chloé Zhao, the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director, is facing a backlash in her native China over a 2013 comment describing the country as a place “where there are lies everywhere.” Promotional material for Nomadland, as well as mentions of it on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, has ...

David Clapp

Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland.'

Zoom Deleted American Accounts on Beijing’s Command

Barely weeks after it was involved in a privacy scandal, the video conferencing app Zoom is once again in hot water after it deleted two U.S.-based accounts on Beijing’s demand. The two accounts, together with one from Hong Kong, were involved in holding an online commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the horrific 1989 Tiananmen Square ...

Jack Roberts

Zoom linking people.

Chinese Blogger Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Criticizing CCP

Liu Yanli, a popular celebrity Chinese blogger, was recently sentenced to a 4-year jail term by a local court. The 45-year-old was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” when all she did was criticize some actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its leaders. Jailing Liu Yanli The court found Liu guilty of ...

Max Lu

Liu Yanli.

Lure of TikTok to Global Young Raises Concerns

According to a report by the United States research firm Sensor Tower on April 29, the social platform TikTok, known as the international version of the Chinese short video app Douyin, is a global hit and has been downloaded 2 billion times worldwide. In the first quarter of this year, TikTok generated the most downloads ...

Michael Segarty

The TikTok logo.

China Forces EU to Accept Domestic Censorship

The fact that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has implemented a strict censorship policy in the country is a well-known truth. Chinese censorship aims to restrict any independent opinion, which is completely contradictory to the West’s support for individual liberty and freedom of the press. The only voice allowed in China is what the communist ...

Jack Roberts

Shenzhen Daily newspaper.

Hollywood Has Lost the Plot by Kowtowing to the CCP

For generations of people the world over, the very word, Hollywood was a synonym for the American Dream. There were glamor and beauty, rags to riches, tears and laughter, heroism and virtue. Regardless of how dire or tragic the storyline was, there was always hope of redemption. With a belief in God, honest hard work, ...

Michael Segarty

The famous Hollywood sign.

The Daily Telegraph: Saying Goodbye to Paid Chinese Propaganda

The Daily Telegraph, a popular British publication, has stopped publishing Chinese propaganda in its China Watch section, which used to be funded by Beijing-backed China Daily. The China Watch has been a regular feature of The Daily Telegraph for more than 10 years. The Daily Telegraph cozied up to China Not only has China Watch ...

Jack Roberts

A newspaper on a laptop.

U.S.-China Media War: Beijing Expels American Journalists

China has revoked the press credentials of U.S. journalists affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. In addition, five American media outlets have been declared as foreign government functionaries, essentially marking them as agencies controlled by Washington. These include The Times, Voice of America, Time magazine, The Journal, ...

Jack Roberts

Offices of 'The New York Times.'