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Hong Kong's Protest, in Memes

A selection of the most powerful remixed images coming from the island city.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, the Most Censored Day of the Year

Mainland censors scrubbing news of Hong Kong protests were busier yesterday than they were on the anniversary of Tiananmen. 

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Researcher: 'Hostile Western Forces' Behind Great Leap Death Tolls

Anger at a government think tank's attempt to gloss over history erupts on Chinese social media.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything

Ilham Tohti's unjust fate says much about the Chinese Communist Party's dark vision for the web's future.

David Wertime |

ChinaFile

'The Government Wouldn't Fund Something Like This'

Watch: China's privately-funded Jianchuan Museums are a warning to future generations.

Joshua Frank |

ChinaFile

What's Wrong With Hong Kong?

Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.

Nicholas Bequelin |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Flame of Chinese Nationalism

The Communist Party can't entirely control what it's helped create. That poses a risk to China, and the world.

Jessica Chen Weiss |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Social Media Underground

Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts -- it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Apple Watch, the Rolex, and Buddhist Prayer Beads

How an anticorruption crackdown might complicate the new Apple smartwatch's prospects in China.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are Chinese Donations to American Universities Unpatriotic?

Netizens want Chinese money to fund Chinese schools, but the country's billionaires have reason to hesitate.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China

Are all those online iPhone 6 videos and rumors a problem for Apple?

David Wertime |

ChinaFile

How U.S. Soft Power Won the Chinese Box Office

Chinese have noticed how ‘Transformers 4’ took their money -- then depicted Texans saving the human race anyway.

Ying Zhu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Fight Against Mooncake Graft Goes Digital

China's anti-corruption campaign trains its sights on online gift-giving. 

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Xinjiang, Unsettled

Capturing the often-wrenching change in one of China's most fraught regions.

Gilles Sabrié |

Tea Leaf Nation

Found in Translation

Netizens cry foul when a new Chinese media outlet selectively translates an Economist cover article.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Report: Hong Kong Becoming ‘Mere Second-Tier’ Chinese City

The financial center’s specialness is in ever-greater danger.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Democracy is Contagious

What message does civil unrest in Hong Kong send to the rest of China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Most Popular Government Feed

China's anti-vice campagin does clickbait on social media better than you think.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Bloody Brawl Breaks Out During Military Training -- at a Chinese High School

Chinese social media can't agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Hong Kong's Inconvenient Truth

Some desire political independence, but the city looks to the mainland for most of its resources.

Violet Law |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Growing Gray Market for All That's Foreign

Forget about those pesky regulations; business is booming for practitioners of "haitao."

Ana Swanson |

Tea Leaf Nation

'Today's Hong Kong, Tomorrow's Taiwan'

Emerging solidarity between Hong Kong and Taiwan activists promises more headaches for Beijing.

Grace Tsoi |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Most Famous Single Dad

With divorce rates spiraling, the biography of ancient sage Confucius resonates once again.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Whistleblower Goes Public Against China's FDA

On Weibo, a provincial anti-graft official has dared to call out the current and former heads of a powerful regulatory body.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

Some Chinese Netizens Actually Think Ebola Creates Zombies

There's also a rumor that raw onions and coffee will cure it.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

ChinaFile

'Whoever Talks About China Talks About Himself'

Remembering Sinologist Pierre Ryckmans. 

Ian Buruma |

Tea Leaf Nation

Months Later, a Cyberattack Still Lingers

Taiwan's Apple Daily, well known for criticizing the Chinese mainland, is still inaccessible to some overseas readers.

Chris Fuchs |