Chinese Social Media App WeChat blocked in Russia

| May 20th, 2017

According to an announcement by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) of Russia on May 5, the country has placed the overseas version of the popular Chinese mobile app WeChat on a list of banned websites and apps, causing many WeChat users in Russia unable to access its normal functions. On May 11, the ban was released in an updated announcement on Roskomnadzor’s website, most likely as a result of Tencent’s efforts of communicating […]Read more…

Censorship in China: the Papi Jiang Case

| May 17th, 2016

The Chinese government is very well known for its love for censorship online and offline. Throughout history China has been very sensitive on the freedom of expression: political matters, religion, and so on. The Chinese government created what we call: “The Great Firewall of China” which literally blocks any kind of foreign websites that doesn’t abide to the government’s rules.  As you may already know, Facebook and Google to name only a few are forbidden in China.

The government has had a […]Read more…

Golden Frog’s VyprVPN, working well in China

| April 8th, 2015

In spite of the recent attempts to clamp down on VPN use in China, VPN provider VyprVPN continues delivering its service to users in China thanks to its proprietary VPN technology, Chameleon. Chameleon scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI), while remaining fast and lightweight. Chameleon is available in the VyprVPN apps for Windows, Mac, and Android.

How is VyprVPN Different from Other Personal VPNs?

There are several differences between Golden […]Read more…

China Media analysis

| September 23rd, 2014

1. Introduction

This analysis describes Chinas media system and should give insight in the media situation in China, it includes the historical development of the media system, a DESTEP analysis, a description of the mass media infrastructure and environment, legal framework and in general about the media freedom in China.

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The 3 worst attacks on foreign journalists in China in 2013

| February 23rd, 2014

Being a foreign correspondent in China is tough.

In 2013, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China reported five major attacks against foreign journalists in the Middle Kingdom. Tibet, Xinjiang and social issues such as the HIV blood harvesting scandal, government dissidents or the Falun Gong movement are the most sensitive topics, according to the FCCC, although recently reportage on land disputes has been sensitive as well.

After analyzing the organization’s 2013 incident reports, below are the three worst things that […]Read more…

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

| February 19th, 2014

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

“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

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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For Light, For Time

| October 31st, 2011

Cathy is a recent college graduate who tweets here. If you want something translated on ChinaHush, or give her a job, email her at xiaosongbird [at] gmail [dot] com.

On October 16th,  a group of five friends attempted to visit Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese activist who is currently under house arrest in Dong Shigu Village. This is the event that followed.    By Murong Xuecun  Translated by Cathy

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On the evening of October 14th, I was […]Read more…

Free 6 month Sailfish VPN accounts giveaway

| September 10th, 2011

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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Free 3 month ibVPN accounts giveaway

| July 3rd, 2011

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

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

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…