Chinese media banned from reporting World Press Freedom Index before list released

| February 19th, 2014
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Irony upon ironies: China banned state media from reporting on the country’s rank in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index before the list was released by Reporters Without Borders.

The index measures the freedom of information and journalists of 180 countries around the world. With only five countries listed as having less freedom than the Middle Kingdom, China’s State Council Information Office issued the following directive on February 11th:

“All websites are kindly asked to delete the article ‘180 Countries Ranked in [...]Read more…

High Tech, Low Life – the movie

| June 17th, 2013

Just a reminder, this is available on iTunes on June 18, 2013

“Zola” in High Tech, Low Life. Photo Credit: Stephen Maing.

New York, May 20, 2013 – HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE, award-winning filmmaker Stephen Maing’s chronicle of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country  documenting underreported news and social issues stories while facing censorship for leaping China’s ‘Great Firewall’ – will  be released June 18 on iTunes in North America, with a roll-out on other digital platforms [...]Read more…

China’s First Citizen Reporters Leaping the Great Firewall Chronicled in High Tech, Low Life

| May 21st, 2013
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“Zola” in High Tech, Low Life. Photo Credit: Stephen Maing.

New York, May 20, 2013 – HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE, award-winning filmmaker Stephen Maing’s chronicle of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country  documenting underreported news and social issues stories while facing censorship for leaping China’s ‘Great Firewall’ – will  be released June 18 on iTunes in North America, with a roll-out on other digital platforms to follow, through the Sundance Institute Artist Services program and its [...]Read more…

Giveaway: 3 month VPN accounts with iOS client from ibVPN

| November 17th, 2012
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Hello Everyone, it has been a while! Sorry for the lack of content update recently due to being very occupied. But, how about some free VPN accounts for your iOS devices. Our partner Invisible Browsing VPN have previously hosted giveaway here, now is providing ChinaHush readers with 10 accounts active for 3 month with access to premium iOS VPN package.

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China releases Entertainment Restriction on TV programs

| November 25th, 2011
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On Oct. 24th 2011, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued the Further Strengthening the TV Star Integrated Channel Program Management Advice (《关于进一步加强电视上星综合频道节目管理的意见》), aiming to curtail the excessive entertainment TV programs. The document is thus called by the Chinese public as another “Entertainment Restriction” (限娱令) on television programs.

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Free 6 month Sailfish VPN accounts giveaway

| September 10th, 2011
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Here we go again, we are giving away free VPN accounts again so you can enjoy accessing the internet freely, especially if you are in China… Sailfish VPN is offering 20 accounts of 6 month subscriptions.  That’s half year of free VPN. If you already have access since you are able to access ChinaHush, then do it for a friend, tell them about it or enter to win one for them.

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Harmonizing basketball brawl between Georgetown and Bayi Rockets in China

| August 30th, 2011
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When a Chinese basketball team got involved in an all-out brawl with the Georgetown University team in an exhibition on August 18, it revealed that no topic is off limits to the river crab. “River crab,” in Chinese pronounced “he xie,” is a pun on “harmonious society,” used by netizens to mock the word.

There was nothing “harmonious” about what happened between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets on August 18 when they met for a game during Georgetown’s ostentatious good-will tour. [...]Read more…

Free 3 month ibVPN accounts giveaway

| July 3rd, 2011
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Hope our readers enjoyed our last VPN giveaway, the winners were announced a few days again. Didn’t win or missed our last VPN giveaway? Here is another chance! Our partner Invisible browsing VPN is giving away 15 premium accounts valid for 3 months.  ibVPN is a VPN service that allows Internet users to surf the Web invisibly and securely, to bypass filters and access blocked websites. All the programs will automatically work via VPN so that the highest level of [...]Read more…

Free 6 month FBVPN accounts giveaway

| June 21st, 2011
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It’s time for a giveaway again!  If you are in China right now and need access to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and now even ChinaHush itself… then don’t miss out this opportunity to win a 6 month VPN subscription.  That’s right, our partner FBVPN is offering 30 accounts of 6 month subscriptions!  That’s half year of free VPN. If you already have access since you are able to access ChinaHush, then do it for a friend, tell them about it or [...]Read more…

Zhejiang Province bans 37 songs in KTV

| April 21st, 2011
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From Netease:

Recently netizens of Wenzhou noticed a yellow sign appeared in the local KTV (karaoke clubs). The sign listed 37 songs that are now banned from playing at these places by the provincial authority. The 37 prohibited songs included popular titles like Su Rui’s “qian shou” 牵手 (Hold hands), Richie Ren’s Xiaoxue (snow) and Bobby Chen’s One night in Beijing.

The sign says “Prohibited songs announcement, according to regulation of the Provincial Department of Culture, the following 37 songs [...]Read more…

Censorship? I “Doth Protest”

| March 23rd, 2011
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It’s well known that censorship in China stifles many forms of electronic communication and media, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Gmail. Now, the New York Times reports that regulations have become even stiffer, ever since the government caught whiffs of plans to organize China-based protests after uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Several virtual-private-network services have been disrupted, and many users of Gmail, Google’s email service which is located in Hong Kong, have been unable to access [...]Read more…

Free 30 Day Sailfish VPN accounts giveaway!

| December 15th, 2010
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Happy Holidays! Here is a gift for you from ChinaHush, provided by our sponsor Sailfish VPN.  We are giving away 3o one month Sailfish VPN subscription  accounts!  VPN software comes in handy if you are in China and need to access Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc… or if you just want to surf the internet anonymously.

Here is how you can win, all you have to do is write a comment for this post below and your comment should follow the theme [...]Read more…

Jailed for a “tweet” on Twitter

| November 30th, 2010
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(Century Weekly) Cheng Jianping (程建萍) was detained for 5 days, and followed by a year of manual labor reeducation because of a tweet she posted on Twitter.

Cheng Jianping (Internet name: Wang Yi王译), 46 year old, freelancer, who came from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. Since June of this year, Cheng and her fiancé Hua Chunhui (华春辉) lived in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

October 17, 2010, anti-Japanese demonstration broke out in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Cheng and her fiancé saw this news on the [...]Read more…

Free 30 day SwitchVPN accounts giveaway!

| October 28th, 2010
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Here we go again, more free VPN accounts for ChinaHush readers!  If you are in China right now and need VPN software to access Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. … and if you want to surf the internet anonymously and more securely, then don’t miss this giveaway!  Our sponsor SwitchVPN  is giving away 20 accounts of 1 month UK VPN subscriptions!

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