Monthly Archives: 二月 2016

China set to ban all foreign media from publishing online

Government directive: ‘Sino-foreign joint ventures, Sino-foreign cooperative ventures and foreign business units shall not engage in online publishing services’

Hardeep Matharu, @Hardeep_Matharu


Only wholly Chinese owned companies will be able to publish online – subject to strict self-censorship Rex Features

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Defense Attorneys For Jailed Chinese Rights Lawyers ‘Fired’

The defense attorney for jailed rights lawyer Li Heping discovered he was relieved of duty

The defense attorney for jailed rights lawyer Li Heping discovered he was relieved of duty when he visited his client in detention, Feb. 18, 2016.

A number of prominent Chinese human rights lawyers being held on suspicion of subversion have allegedly “fired” their defense attorneys, but those familiar with the case said it was the authorities who terminated the defenders. Continue reading

China/Tibet: Writer and Activist sentenced to three years for ‘separatist’ writing and activities

Druklo19 February 2016 – The three year sentence handed down to Tibetan writer, translator and activist, Druklo (pen-name Shokjang), on 17 February 2016 is an appalling violation of free speech, PEN International said today.  PEN believes that the charges brought against Shokjang by the intermediate public court in Malho Prefecture (Jainca County), which include instigating a separatist riot in the 2008 Tibetan unrest and writing articles detrimental to social security on social networks, are solely for exercising his right to free speech. PEN International calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Continue reading

International publishers urge Chief Executive to take action on missing booksellers

18 February 2016, Hermina Wong

Publishing and bookselling associations based in the US and Europe have penned a joint letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, urging him to take action on the missing Causeway Bay booksellers. Continue reading

Free Expression, Publishing, and Bookselling Organizations Urge Hong Kong to Take Action on Missing Booksellers

Five booksellersThe Honorable Leung Chun-ying
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

1 Tim Wa Avenue
Hong Kong

February 17, 2016

Your Excellency Chief Executive Leung: Continue reading

214. LIU WEI (realesed)

Liu WeiSex                              Male

Birth date

Birth place             Dalian City, Liaoning Province

Resident place       Chengdu City, Sichuan Province

Education                B.A. in journalism at Liaoning University Continue reading

203. SUI MUQING (released)

Sui MuqingSex                               Male

Birth date               1968-10-12

Birth place

Resident place       Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

Dystopian Hong Kong Movie Disappears From Cinemas

10 Years

An undated publicity shot shows cast and crew during the making of the Hong Kong independent movie “10 Years.” Jevons Au

As Hong Kong struggles to maintain existing freedoms of expression in the face of growing pressure from Beijing, movie houses in the former British colony have mysteriously dropped an independent film depicting a dystopian future for the semiautonomous city in spite of massive success at the box office. Continue reading