'Fifty Shades of Grey,' having conquered the British and American book markets, has now arrived in China. But readers are discovering the book through pirated copies.
Beijing recently strengthened Internet regulations, particularly on the popular microblogging site Weibo. Critics warn that more government monitoring and self-censorship by hosting companies further violates freedom of expression. The reality is far more complicated.
Stores in China have embraced Christmas with music and decorations to celebrate what has become a major shopping holiday.
Bloggers are now calling for boycotts and stoking death threats over perceived insults from Westerners who have criticized China's human rights record ahead of this summer's Olympic Games.