Russian Historical Epic ‘Viking’ and French War Thriller ‘HHhH’ Pass Chinese Censorship

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Two European epic films ‘Viking’ and ‘HHhH’(R-rating) have passed Chinese censorship. Read More

Is Winnie the Pooh Banned in China?

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Western news outlets are reporting that the A.A. Milne character has been banned, but searches still turn up plenty of material. Read More

China Denies Banning Personal VPNs, But Facebook Addicts Not In Clear

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Chinese authorities have stated that personal Virtual Private Networks will not be banned (in Chinese), but earlier this month, a popular VPN was shut down. Read More

Streaming Website Bilibili Breaks Silence Over Why It Took Films Offline

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Chinese video streaming website Bilibili announced on Weibo Thursday night that it took down some films for review but some speculate it is censorship. Read More

Chinese Cinemas to Show Propaganda Trailer Ahead of Screenings

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Industry insiders said that cinemas have been instructed to show one of four minute-long videos collectively titled “The Glory and the Dream” before every movie screening. Read More

Annecy Festival Drops Chinese Film After Chinese Government Pressure

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Chinese officials pressured French animated film festival Annecy organizers to drop a Chinese film from its program, festival organizers have revealed. Read More

China-Censored Version of ‘Alien: Covenant’ Has Next to No Alien in It

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Chinese news is reporting that Ridley Scott's sequel to the long-running Alien franchise is six minutes shorter than the international version. Read More

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Passes China Censorship

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Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, reportedly France’s biggest-budgeted production ever, has been approved for cinemas in China, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date has yet to be announced. Read More

‘Alien: Covenant’ Scores China Release Date, Cuts Expected

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Director Ridley Scott announced the release date for "Alien: Covenant" in a video message posted on Chinese social media on Monday. Read More

Electronic Frontier Foundation Warns on New China Censorship Tool

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Software being used to enforce copyright claims in China can be used in other ways to violates users' privacy and tamp down dissent, with similar software being developed in the US, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a post on its website. Read More