China Issues Strict New Rules for Group Chats

Ahead of the Party Congress next month, China issues new rules to tighten control over group chats on WeChat, Alipay, Weibo and more.

by That's, 11 September 2017

WhatsApp Seems to Be Blocked in China... Again

This latest lapse in functionality comes a month after WhatsApp experienced similar issues.

by Matthew Bossons, 19 August 2017

China's VPN Crackdown Aimed at 'Illegal Users'

The rules, announced in January, appear to be coming into effect.

by Gary Bailer, 26 July 2017

Are Rumors of a VPN Ban Real? Yes, If This Letter is to Be Believed

Rumors of a VPN ban persist after China Telecom reportedly sends notice to corporate users on new regulations.

by That's, 20 July 2017

WhatsApp is Back to Normal in China

WhatsApp users can breathe a sigh of relief this afternoon, as it appears the program is operating normally.

by Matthew Bossons, 19 July 2017

Noooo! WhatsApp Services Stop Working in China

What's up with WhatsApp?

by Sky Gidge, 18 July 2017

VPNs to Be Blocked in China By February 2018?

The government in Beijing has told telecommunications providers to bar virtual private network (VPN) access by February 1, 2018.

by Gary Bailer, 11 July 2017

PHOTOS: Internet Star's Patriotic Chinese Dress Sparks Outrage

Celeb Xu Dabao's patriotic fashion attempt backfires as netizens and state media slam her national flag dress worn at the Cannes Film Festival.

by Bridget O'Donnell, 23 May 2017

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