Before his death on April 12th, Wei Zexi accused Baidu of promoting false medical information online.

China’s internet watchdog will investigate the country’s biggest search engine Baidu over the death of a 21-year-old student who used to site to find (...)

An internet cafe in Beijing. Data shows that nearly 29 per cent of China’s 650 million internet users used a Virtual Private Network to get online during the last three months of 2015. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/The New York Times

He is the architect and perennial defender of the system of internet controls known as the Great Firewall of China, on which searches for controversi(...)

A man stands by a display cabinet of the Causeway Bay bookshop in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Image

-As pressure grows on Hong Kong’s coveted autonomy from mainland China, four local booksellers kidnapped by mainland police confessed that they illega(...)

China’s internet watchdog has shut down the social media accounts of a high-profile property developer, Ren Zhiqiang. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

China’s internet watchdog has shut down the social media accounts of a high-profile property developer, Ren Zhiqiang, who has posted articles critical(...)

China has the world’s biggest population of internet users

As a follow-on to last week’s story about China calling for tighter control of the internet, the Communist Party has taken things a step further, afte(...)

Among the sites currently blocked in China are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, the New York Times and Bloomberg

Internet freedom was much on the agenda at China’s second World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, but there are clearly different readings on what online(...)

Lu Wei: China’s minister of cyberspace affairs administration: Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wang Zhihong (31), who works for an American medical equipment company in Beijing, finds the best way to keep up to speed about his company’s products(...)

Google’s China headquarters in Beijing. The company’s Gmail service has been blocked in the country. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

China blocked access to Google’s email service through third-party applications, adding Gmail to the list of services from the search company banned i(...)