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Infographic: China online population behavior

Notice to all readers: New Asia Pacific Watch launched!!! Please remember the new address: http://asiapacificwatch.com.This wordpress site will be abandoned soon. China has about half a billion internet users, one fifth of the entire global online population. Size-wise, it is the largest. A typical Chinese internet user spends about the same amount of time online per week as a typical … Continue reading

China’s Twitter War

By Adam Segal This month, supporters of Tibet, and the merely curious, have seen information warfare up close. On Twitter, several hundred bots(automated programs that generate content) flooded discussions using the hashtags #Tibet and #Freetibet with meaningless tweets and spam. If you were someone trying to learn more about Tibet, you kept bumping up against these threads, and … Continue reading