Censorship? I “Doth Protest”

| March 23rd, 2011

It’s well known that censorship in China stifles many forms of electronic communication and media, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Gmail. Now, the New York Times reports that regulations have become even stiffer, ever since the government caught whiffs of plans to organize China-based protests after uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Several virtual-private-network services have been disrupted, and many users of Gmail, Google’s email service which is located in Hong Kong, have been unable to access […]Read more…

Jailed for a “tweet” on Twitter

| November 30th, 2010

 

(Century Weekly) Cheng Jianping (程建萍) was detained for 5 days, and followed by a year of manual labor reeducation because of a tweet she posted on Twitter.

Cheng Jianping (Internet name: Wang Yi王译), 46 year old, freelancer, who came from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. Since June of this year, Cheng and her fiancé Hua Chunhui (华春辉) lived in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

October 17, 2010, anti-Japanese demonstration broke out in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Cheng and her fiancé saw this news on the […]Read more…

China Foreign Ministry says Nobel Committee to award Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize is an insult to this award

| October 9th, 2010

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo on Friday October 8, 2010, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Obviously China is not happy about this, no news about the Nobel Peace Prize is reported on Chinese media; the name “Liu Xiaobo” along with “Nobel Peace Prize” became sensitive keywords which will give you empty search result on Baidu. The following article is probably the only thing you will find on China’s news sites.

(From Xinhua News) Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Chaoxu said on […]Read more…

Chinese government installs over 8,000 surveillance cameras monitoring the entire city of Urumqi

| July 2nd, 2010

News background: Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, where violence often breaks out because of the ongoing ethnic conflict between Han Chinese and Uyghurs. Uyghur is a Turkic ethnic group that is predominantly Muslim and is one of the officially recognized ethnic groups in China.

(From Netease) People’s Net reports, July 2, on the big screen at the command center of the Municipal Public Security Bureau (of Urumqi) clearly showed the real-time images […]Read more…

China bans English abbreviations on TV

| April 8th, 2010

CCTV and other media have received a notice issued by the relevant department, in broadcasting, reporter’s interviews and subtitles must not use foreign languages and their abbreviations, for example “GDP”, “WTO”, “CPI”, etc. If under special circumstances the foreign language words and abbreviations are used, the Chinese interpretations must follow. Abbreviations like “NBA”, “CBA” and “F1” etc. must be replaced with full phrases in Chinese language.

  Central Chinese Television CCTV, Beijing

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A Chinese Netizen’s open letter to U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

| January 26th, 2010

Jan, 21, 2010: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a speech on Internet freedom at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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How did Chinese government respond to this speech?

From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China:

Q: In her speech on internet freedom on January 21, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented on China’s […]Read more…

Introducing PAPER BUS: a free proxy service

| January 21st, 2010

We just ended the Freedur VPN giveaway drawing, and the winners were announced here today. Thank you all for participating in the drawing! If you didn’t win, here is the good news, also good news for those of you in China. There is a new way for you to browse the internet freely and it is FREE! Introducing PAPER BUS a Free proxy service brought you by Open Terrace Ltd the same company that made Freedur.

PAPERBUS has just been […]Read more…

Jackie Chan’s comments Draw Fury

| April 21st, 2009

From Chinese News:

April 20 Hong Kong’s “Ming Bao Daily News” reports that the day before yesterday in the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan Jackie Chan says Hong Kong and Taiwan “are too chaotic because there is too much freedom”. He thinks “Chinese people needs to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want.” These comments draw much criticized remarks. Netizens accused him being too offensive. Many even stop seeing his movies and buying products he indorses to protest.

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