Society

China's Internet censors appeared to be blocking a number of overseas-based social media and messaging apps on Wednesday, after shutting down outspoken microblog accounts.Read More
Chinese tourist arrivals are decreasing: Almost no Chinese tourists entered the country through Vietnam's northern border and several Chinese travel companies canceled tours to Vietnam by air. Read More
The number of overseas tourists visiting China's capital fell by 10 per cent last year compared to 2012, state media reported, with air pollution blamed for the decline.Read More
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-Bin's first visit to Beijing since taking office in 2006, has been planned in accordance with Taipei's participation in the upcoming Beijing International Tourism Expo 2014.Read More
Macau will reduce the maximum number of days that Chinese passport holders with transit visas can stay in the city to five from seven, in an attempt to prevent them from abusing the law.Read More
In an effort to further entice Chinese tourists to Italy, the Italian government announced that it will trim the visa processing time for Chinese citizens who want to travel to the European country to 36 hours.Read More
Authorities in Beijing arrested a 22-year-old surnamed Zhao for using Twitter to "spread news of law-breaking methods", the China News Service said on Monday.Read More
The Internet has become the “main battlefield of ideology” in China and China’s ruling party is taking systematic measures to control information flows and public opinion on the Internet.Read More
The Chinese government encourages Internet use for education and business but operates an extensive monitoring system: Operators of social media are required to enforce censorship rules against material deemed subversive or obscene.Read More