Monthly Archives: 10月 2014

Friends Gone to Jail – Chinese Activists Kou Yanding and Guo Yushan

By Zeng Jinyan, published: October 30, 2014

“Watching his friends, who happen to be the hope of a better China, going to prison one after another, is more than personal shame. It is the shame of our time.”

Kou Yanding was taken away by police in Beijing on October 10th for “picking quarrels and provoking disturbances.” The day before on October 9th, Guo Yushan was criminally detained on the same charge. Continue reading

Hong Kong protests bring crisis of confidence for traditional media

Young turn to social media as newspapers and TV stations owned by local tycoons take care not to offend mainland China


Students in Hong Kong
Students demonstrate in Hong Kong, where protests are now in their second month. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Continue reading

Under Cloud of Repression, Hundreds Turn Out to Mourn Tiananmen Square ‘Black Hand’

3:40 pm HKT Oct 27, 2014


PeopBN-CU458_Tianan_G_20140515005556le take photos during a vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square, in front of a backdrop of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (back), in Hong Kong, on June 4, 2013 Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Hundreds gathered under polluted skies Continue reading

Shen Yongping’s Indictment

Published: October 27, 2014

e6b288e58b87e5b9b3Shen Yongping (沈勇平) is a documentary maker living in Beijing best known for making One Hundred Years of Constitutionalism (《百年宪政》) (trailer in Chinese), now available on YouTube. He was detained in April of this year, and charged with illegal business operations. His trial will be held at 9:30 am on November 4th, 2014, Continue reading

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

The chat application LINE has strengthened its censorship methods in mainland China by targeting phrases and word combinations.

By Pao- Pao / 23 October, 2014

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Beijing Formally Charges Writer Who Published Memoirs of Victims of Mao Era


HONG KONG — The police in Beijing have formally charged an 81-year-old writer, Tie Liu, for privately publishing the testimony of aged or dead victims of Mao Zedong’s wrath Continue reading

Chen Ziming – Veteran Dissident ‘Who Worried About China And Its People’

A commentary by Bao Tong


Wen Yongfen, the mother of jailed dissident Chen Ziming, holds a photo of her cancer-stricken son during a discrete protest in a Beijing park Oct 22, 1995.

Chen Ziming was arrested in late 1989 for his involvement in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests Continue reading

Zhejiang Activist Chen Shuqing Formally Arrested

October 22, 2014

HRIC has learned that, Chen Shuqing (陈树庆), a core member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, has been formally arrested. The official charge cannot be confirmed at this Continue reading