Monthly Archives: 4月 2015

VOA Interview Cited in Case Against Chinese Dissident

201504240924china1Hai Yan

April 23, 2015 3:32 PM

HONG KONG—A Chinese defense lawyer says he has learned that an interview with Voice of America’s Mandarin service is being cited in an indictment against his client, Yu Shiwen, Continue reading

Chinese Cyber Tool Poses Risks for Chinese Firms

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Shannon Van Sant

April 22, 2015 1:13 PM

HONG KONG—China has long censored the internet with its so-called “Great Firewall.” But now researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Continue reading

Pan-Democrats Protest in Hong Kong Legislature Over Beijing’s Election Plan


Pan-democrat protesters prepare to go on a hunger strike to call for “true” universal suffrage in Hong Kong, March 28, 2014

Pan-democratic lawmakers in Hong Kong walked out of the city’s legislature on Wednesday Continue reading

T.H. Tsien, Scholar of Chinese Written Word, Dies at 105

By MARGALIT FOX April 21, 2015

T. H. Tsien, a scholar of Chinese books and printing who in 1941 risked his life to smuggle tens of thousands of rare volumes to safety amid the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, died on April 9 at his home in Chicago. He was 105.

His death was announced by the University of Chicago, Continue reading

Gao Yu’s Family Under Surveillance Amid Security Clampdown in Beijing


Policemen take the identity of journalists before sentencing of Chinese journalist Gao Yu, April 17, 2015.
Beijing police are keeping the family of jailed veteran political journalist Gao Yu under close surveillance and tightening security in the Chinese capital, Continue reading

Tiananmen Protester’s Plea to China: Let Me See My Dying Mother

17sino-yan-articleLargeBy PATRICK BOEHLER April 19, 2015

17sino-xiong02-articleInlineXiong Yan, center, one of the leaders of the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, at a march in Hong Kong in 2009 marking the 20th anniversary of the protests and their suppression by the military.
Kin Cheung/Associated Press
On June 9, 1992, Xiong Yan embarked on the fishing boat that smuggled him out of China.

The former law student had once been one of China’s most wanted: Continue reading

China Jails Gao Yu For Seven Years For ‘Leaking State Secrets’


image (62)Demonstrators hold placards with portraits of Chinese journalist Gao Yu during a protest in support of her outside the central government liaison office in Hong Kong, April 17, 2015.AFP
A Beijing court on Friday handed a seven-year jail term to veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu after finding her guilty of “leaking state secrets overseas,” it said.

The Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court found 71-year-old political journalist Gao Yu guilty of “breaking international law and supplying highly classified state secrets to persons overseas,” Continue reading

Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

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A coal-burning power plant near Zhengzhou, Henan province, illustrates the environmental dangers posed by the mainland’s rapid growth. Photo: Reuters

28ef5b6f3f409127bde293605eeaf89bThe Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World

by Craig Simons

St Martin’s Press

Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Continue reading