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
OCT. 13, 2015
HONG KONG — On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a major Chinese television network broadcast a documentary that investigated how Chinese people viewed not only those pivotal events but America itself. One man, referring to the slaughter of thousands of Americans, declared, “What a beautiful job!” Another said, “They should give America more of the same.” And a student standing in Tiananmen Square said he approved of the attacks because the United States was a bully and a hegemon.
Later in the film, the young man in Tiananmen Square went on Continue reading
By AMY QIN October 16, 2015
Protesters at a rally against Chinese censorship in front of the New York Public Library ahead of a BookExpo America event in May. A large delegation of publishers from China attended the trade gathering as guests of honor.
Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
This may be remembered as the year China’s publishing industry truly went global. In May, a large delegation of Chinese publishers attended BookExpo America, a major Continue reading
Petitioning Members of the UK Parliament
Stand Up for International Principles and Call on China to End Its Human Rights Violations
Tibetan Uyghur Chinese Solidarity UK （TUCS） London, United Kingdom
Dear Members of Parliament,
In October 2015, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will make an official State Visit to Britain. We, the undersigned, are calling on the UK government to Continue reading
Published: October 4, 2015
“[T]he existence of a relatively free, relaxed, and anonymous Internet for the regime is ‘the root of all evil.’”
August 5 was the last day that opinions were solicited by the government for its new Internet Security Law, meaning that in the near future the legislation will be formally unveiled. In draft form, many of its clauses have already attracted scrutiny: for example, Continue reading
Rights lawyers like Pu Zhiqiang (front right, in May 3, 2014 photo) are an endangered species in China.
Photo courtesy of China Human Rights Defenders (CHRD).
Dozens of Chinese lawyers have written to the country’s parliament calling for an end to legal requirements that they join their professional association, amid an ongoing crackdown on the embattled legal profession.
The letter calls for the repeal of Clause 15 of China’s Continue reading
China’s public security ministry is pressing ahead with moves to force more of the country’s 668 million netizens to use their real names and a digital ID card online.
The move is part of a raft of tighter Internet controls enshrined in the draft Cybersecurity Law being debated in China’s parliament, the China Youth Daily newspaper Continue reading
Dear Members of Parliament,
In October 2015, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will make an official State Visit to Britain. We, the undersigned, are calling on the UK government to uphold human rights principles and urge China to adhere to international protocols and conventions on human rights and end its gross human rights violations in Tibet, East Turkestan (Xinjiang) and across China.
We ask you, as a member of parliament, to help us hold China to Continue reading