China

ONI Blog: Shadows, Suitcases, and Circumvention: U.S. Plans a Mesh Network Shadow Internet in Repressive Regimes
Disclosure: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society participated in a competitive bidding process for State Department funding related to online freedom of expression. The Obama administration is leading a State Department-funded initiative to deploy a "shadow Internet" and mobile network in...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: June 24th, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Chinese Twitter Plans English Launch: Implications for Censorship
Chinese online media company Sina Corp. recently announced its plans to launch an English version of its already popular microblogging site Weibo this year. Weibo, which has been dubbed by many as the “Chinese Twitter” and serves as the...
ONI Blog: Chinese Censorship in Inner Mongolia Continues
Co-authored by Jane Abell. In the wake of protests in a region of China known as Inner Mongolia, the Chinese government has begun censoring the search term “Inner Mongolia” on various microblogging and social networking websites, as well as blocking access to...
ONI Blog: China Rejects Google's Phishing Attempt Claims, Accuses Google of "Pandering"
Over the last week, conflict between Google and China over alleged phishing attempts originating from China has escalated, with the People's Daily accusing Google of having "ulterior motives" and "pandering." On June 1st, Google’s official blog revealed that a “campaign to...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: June 3, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the OpenNet: May 6, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: China Launches Agency to Oversee Internet Control
The General Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China announced Wednesday the establishment of the State Internet Information Office (SIIO), a department that will oversee the supervision of the Internet. According to a statement released by the State...
ONI Blog: Potential Facebook Venture Into China?
Facebook has been in talks with Chinese search engine Baidu to set up a social networking site in China, where the social networking giant has been banned since 2009. Reports have not yet been confirmed, but an agreement would allow Facebook to launch...