Monthly Archives: 10月 2015

202. CHEN TAIHE (released)

Chen TaiheSex                               Male

Birth date               19xx-08-22

Birth place              Qiyang County, Hunan Province

Resident place       Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Continue reading

Great Firewall rising: How China wages its war on the Internet


By James Griffiths, CNN

Updated 0129 GMT (0929 HKT) October 26, 2015

It was a visit he had been dreading for almost six months, since he began working on a tool to help Chinese Internet users get around the vast censorship apparatus known as the Great Firewall.

Crowded inside his apartment in a northern Chinese city, Continue reading

China to ‘Strike Hard’ Against Illegal Overseas TV, Internet Content


Netizens surf the web at an Internet cafe in China’s Zhejiang province in a file photo.

China’s media regulator on Tuesday issued new rules pledging to crack down on its citizens’ reception of overseas television and Internet content, to protect “national security.”

In a recent directive, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) ordered provincial and regional government, police departments, and judicial agencies at all levels to “strike hard” at any form of illegal television or Internet content and equipment.

It listed 81 content providers offering Continue reading

China Turns to Online Courses, and Mao, for Soft-Power Mission

22mao-web-articleLargeBy JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ October 22, 2015

Guards changing shifts beneath the portrait of the former Chinese leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing after a flag-raising ceremony this month.
Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press

HONG KONG — Karla Cabrera, a 29-year-old lawyer in Mexico City, was excited when she came across “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought,” an online course about the Chinese revolutionary leader. She has a passion for Chinese history, and she hoped the class would shed light on the brutal Continue reading

China Again Rated ‘Worst Abuser’ of Internet Freedom in NGO Survey

By Paul Eckert


201510290026china1 (1)U.S. non-governmental organization again ranked China as the “worst abuser of internet freedom” in an annual survey that found 32 of 65 countries assessed moving on a “negative trajectory” in the year since June 2014.

The Washington-based said global internet freedom has declined for the fifth consecutive year, “with more governments censoring information of public interest and placing greater demands on the private sector to take down offending content.”

China, which scored 88 on a scale on which 100 was the worst, Continue reading

In Britain, Xi Mute on Lawyer Crackdown

5BEFC15F-1198-40F6-A393-70D339262F43_w640_r1_sChina’s President Xi Jinping, center, waves as he leaves after lunch with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, England, Oct. 23, 2015.

William Ide, Joyce Huang

October 23, 2015 10:56 AM

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s multi-billion dollar deal-sealing trip to Britain this week has highlighted what rights activists say is a worrying trend by British authorities to keep quiet on human rights and concerns that the situation is getting worse in China.

And while Xi told reporters in Britain that Beijing has room to Continue reading

Artist Ai Weiwei hits out over Lego ‘censorship’

25 October 2015

Artist Ai Weiwei has accused Lego of “censorship and discrimination” after the company refused to let him to use its bricks in a new exhibition.

Lego refused a bulk order for bricks that were to be used in a new artwork about political dissidents as part of an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.

Toymaker Lego said it never sold directly to anyone Continue reading

‘My Husband Remains in Prison, Long After His Release’: Dissident’s Wife


Hada in an undated photo.
(Photo courtesy of SMHRIC.)
The wife of ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada hit out at the Chinese authorities for continuing to treat her husband as a prisoner in spite of his release after 19 years of jail time.

Photos posted online by the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) showed Chinese state security police guarding Hada closely, from temporary camps with folding beds in the stairwell of his apartment building in the regional capital Hohhot.

“State security agents squeeze themselves in this small space, Continue reading