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China detains man for service to evade internet firewall

Sep 18, 2017

Chinese authorities detain a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China's "Great Firewall," which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to Google

China's ever-tighter web controls jolt companies, scientists

Sep 10, 2017

China's campaign to stamp out use technology that allows web surfers to evade its internet filters is disrupting work and study for millions of entrepreneurs, scientists and students

Videos of alleged Muslim riot in China spark online outcry

Sep 5, 2017

Chinese internet users have flooded government social media accounts with thousands of angry anti-Islamic comments after unverified videos surfaced online showing an apparent riot by members of a Muslim minority in a northern city

Chinese activist stands trial accused of inciting subversion

Aug 22, 2017

A prominent Chinese human rights campaigner accused of inciting subversion of state power said at his trial that he had used social media to inspire distrust in the Chinese government

China police detain Ponzi scheme suspects after rare protest

Jul 27, 2017

Beijing police have detained 67 people involved in a suspected pyramid scheme after its members held a rare, large-scale demonstration to protest the investigation

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall

Jul 20, 2017

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade internet controls

China users report WhatsApp disruption amid censorship fears

Jul 18, 2017

Users of WhatsApp in China are reporting widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be blocked at least partially by Chinese authorities

70-year-old YouTube hit redefining beauty in South Korea

Jul 14, 2017

South Korean grandma and YouTube star Park Makrye redefines beauty and life as a senior

China controls information about ailing Nobel Prize laureate

Jul 12, 2017

As China faces mounting pressure to let imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo go overseas for cancer treatment, it's fighting back with a familiar strategy: information control

Singapore PM's siblings say they hope to resolve family feud

Jul 6, 2017

The siblings of Singapore's prime minister have launched another public attack on their brother over social media _ but they say from now on, they're keeping the spat private