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China blocks Google services as Tiananmen anniversary nears

The country has not confirmed that it has actually blocked Google services, but censorship is the likely culprit as the 25th anniversary of the uprising nears.

By Jun. 2, 2014


China's Foursquare block tied to Tiananmen Square

The mobile geolocation service isn't sure whether block is permanent, or temporary because people were using it to mark the 21st anniversary of the massacre.

By Jun. 4, 2010


China blocks sites prior to 20th anniversary of Tiananmen

Reports say China is blocking popular information- and video-sharing sites in the days leading up to the anniversary of the prodemocracy protests and subsequent massacre.

By Jun. 3, 2009


China may ban TV shots of Tiananmen

The Chinese government tells broadcasters it might bar live television shots of Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Olympics this summer.

By Mar. 22, 2008


Leg-gun: the new selfie trend started by Ai Weiwei

Wielding your own leg like a gun is the latest hot thing for selfies -- started by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

By Jun. 15, 2014


Microsoft accused of censoring Chinese search results in US

Chinese monitoring site GreatFire says Microsoft is filtering certain search results. Microsoft pins the blame on a system error.

By Feb. 12, 2014


Bing censors Chinese search results in the US?

When it comes to sensitive political topics, Microsoft's search engine allegedly delivers different results for English searches than those in Chinese.

By Feb. 11, 2014


Behind US-China cyberspy tensions: The view from Beijing (Q&A)

American tech firms are caught in the cross-fire between China and the US over cyberespionage. International politics specialist Shen Yi says this storm isn't likely to blow over soon.

By Jun. 5, 2014


China blocks NY Times over story on leader's 'hidden fortune'

A New York Times report detailed the family wealth of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, and the Chinese government was not amused.

By Oct. 26, 2012


Google access restored in China, says report

Google, Gmail, and other Google offerings seem to be available again, after an apparent blockage coinciding with the start of the 18th Communist Party Congress, and related protests.

By Nov. 10, 2012