UNIDENTIFIED MEN ATTACK DISSIDENT BLOGGER NEAR HIS PARKED CAR
Are the Chinese authorities resorting to violence in the absence of valid arguments? Hu sustained injuries to the head and abdomen in the attack, which he immediately reported at a nearby police station. The police registered his complaint but no arrests have been made.
It’s Another Perfect Day in Tibet!
The ruse is not an isolated one. In recent days, Free Tibet, an advocacy group based in London, has identified nearly 100 similar sham accounts whose sole purpose appears to be disseminating upbeat news and treacly stories about Tibet and Xinjiang, the region in far-western China whose native Uighurs, like the Tibetans, have bridled under Beijing’s heavy-handed rule.
MURONG XUECUN: Inside a Beijing Interrogation Room
I had to wait for officers from the guobao, which is part of China’s secret police force. The guobao is rarely mentioned in news reports, and few people know the details of its budget and structure. It is everywhere, it is all-powerful, and it can make people suffer at any time. For Chinese dissidents, guobao means nightmare.
Interview: 'There Are Segregated HIV/AIDS Prisons Across China'
Recent reports said that a jail in Jiangsu has set aside a special area for the detention of HIV-position prisoners. There were other reports that said that of some 20 petty criminals arrested in Nanjing, half were already infected with AIDS. This shows that the problem of AIDS among convicted criminals is extremely serious.
Daughter of Jailed Chinese Pastor in US to Highlight Plight of Father's Church
"Our family has come here to raise awareness of the deteriorating situation of religious freedom in Nanle County, Henan, and in China," Zhang Yunyun told ChinaAid.
Chinese police clash with protesters over cross removal
Dozens of churches in the wealthy province of Zhejiang have received government notices in the past few weeks demanding the demolition of church buildings or removal of crosses in what the government says is a campaign aimed at illegal structures, the U.S.-based Christian group ChinaAid says.
What it’s like to be interrogated by the Chinese secret police
He was asked to come to the police station “for a chat” by the guobao after reading an essay at a private commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Others who had contributed had been arrested already. And so Murong voluntarily attended the meeting and found himself in a shoe-print-covered room discussing the nature of the law with two officers.
A ChinaFile Conversation:How to Read China’s New Press Restrictions
For much of the last two and a half decades, Chinese journalists have been pushing the boundaries—many going into grey areas, others stepping boldly into danger zones, others yet going into forbidden areas and getting punished for it. Chinese journalism, both domestic and international, is much the better for this bravery.
Wen Yunchao: Chinese Government Has Never Been Confused About It’s Own Stance On Media Controls
At the time of Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 “southern tour,” Party newspapers had no competitive market power and were funded primarily by subsidies from the government. With the introduction of market reforms, Party newspapers started founding daughter publications with stronger market appeal, whose proceeds could then support the operations of their parent newspapers and lighten their financial loads.
Chinese Artist Evicted Over Paintings of Abandoned, Aborted Babies
"My works showed aspects of the family planning issue, and a lot canvases showed fetuses that had been thrown away," Wang Peng told RFA on Thursday after an altercation with the authorities, who seized some of his work before taking it away in a truck.
Beijing Activist Hu Jia Attacked by 'Trained Men'
Hu said he had met with a Spanish photographer and documentary filmmaker on Wednesday who is planning a film about rights activist Cao Shunli, who died shortly after being released from police custody earlier this year after her lawyer said she was denied adequate medical care in a Beijing detention center.
Lawyer Fears Activist May Have Been Jailed After Secret Trial
Yuan Fengchu's charge was reportedly changed to the lesser public order charge of "gathering a crowd to disrupt public order," while the state prosecutor sent his case back to police for further investigation in October, suggesting a lack of evidence.
Russia caught editing Wikipedia entry about downed Malaysian airliner
With deeply controversial and breaking news events like the shooting down of MH17, the motivation to rewrite the first draft of history is even stronger. Although the evidence appears to place the blame at the hands of pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels ( with The Sun going even further with their front-page headline "Putin's Missile"),  Russia has denied any involvement in the incident.
Sensitive Words: New Gang of Four and More
A rumor has spread that Ling Jihua’s younger brother, Ling Wancheng, and his nephew, Ling Hujian, have fled to the U.S. Ling Jihua himself came under official scrutiny after allegedly covering up details of the car crash that killed his son in 2012. Ling Zhengce, Ling Jihua’s older brother, came under investigation for graft last month.
Twelve Chinese Petitioners in Pesticide Suicide Bid
The five, who had pursued complaints against local government officials to no avail and were in the process of being detained at a Beijing police station, downed the pesticide within a few feet of an Anhui petitioner surnamed Zhu. "There was an iron railing between us, and they were outside the security checkpoint and we had already passed through it," Zhu said.
Advice for journalists in China: Hire a lawyer
Zhang Zhi'an, who produced a comprehensive survey of investigative reporting in 2011, estimates that the number of journalists responsible for "independent, public-interest, negative or sensitive" reports has fallen by 66 per cent in the last three years.
Hong Kong Rising: An Interview with Albert Ho
More than five hundred participants in the sit-in were arrested on suspicion of organizing illegal public gatherings and incitement. Among them was Albert Ho, a member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and chair of the Hong Kong Democratic Party from 2006 to 2012, who was detained along with two other members of the Legislative Council and eight student leaders and held for nine hours at a police training school. Following is an edited version of interview with Ho about the protests and the future of Hong Kong, conducted over the Internet in the days after his release from detention on July 2.
Chinese Activist 'Disappears' After Returning From Hong Kong Protest
Jia Pin, who was a vocal campaigner for human rights and for an inquiry into the death of Shandong dissident Xue Mingkai's father, crossed the internal immigration border to Hong Kong on June 30 ahead of the rally, in which an estimated half a million people took to the streets to demand public nomination of election candidates in 2017.
Chinese Activist Detained Over Vigil For 'Zhengzhou 10'
Meng was detained after taking part in a rolling vigil outside two Zhengzhou detention centers where seven activists are being held for holding a memorial to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on a student democracy movement and two late former premiers, Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang.
Hong Kong's Report To Beijing on Democracy Sparks Anger
In a report to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's rubber-stamp parliament, Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung said the elections would be run according to the special administration territory's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, which calls for election candidates to be vetted by a special committee before being approved to run.
Book Editor,Li Xuewen Says His Firing Was Linked to Tiananmen Gathering
In a telephone interview Tuesday evening, Mr. Li said his boss had come under pressure from security agents in the two months since a group of intellectuals and rights advocates gathered at an apartment in Beijing to discuss the 1989 crackdown, in which hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians were killed. A photograph of the seminar’s participants was posted on the Internet, drawing the attention of the authorities at a time when the Chinese government was anxious to tamp down any commemoration or public discussion of the politically sensitive anniversary.
Hong Kong's leader says Chinese rules to prevail in 2017 vote
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying offered no firm proposal, but said the contest would be run according to the "Basic Law", or mini-constitution, that has governed Hong Kong since Britain returned it to Chinese rule in 1997, rather than international standards.
China Probes Three High-Ranking Allies of Former Security Chief
Former vice minister of public security Li Dongsheng and Jiang Jiemin, formerly a top regulator of state-owned enterprises, along with former China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) senior manager Wang Yongchun, are all under formal investigation by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, according to an announcement on the prosecutor's official website.
YU HUA: Voting in China, a Distant Dream
Every five years sees a turnover in the two assemblies, and at the meetings in March 2013, delegates who had completed their terms made way for new members. A friend of mine, returning to Beijing after a lecture tour in Europe, got a phone call as soon as he landed: He had been elected a member of the C.P.P.C.C., he was told, and was to proceed at once to the meeting hall.
Song Zhibiao: The Phenomenon of the Global Times
The Global Times has invaded circles of public discussion as an “alien object,” and the watershed event of this was the Southern Weekend New Year Editorial incident at the beginning of 2013. At the time, the authorities made the editorial in the Global Times the “standard opinion” of the Southern Weekend incident, forcing all newspapers across China to reprint it. Scattered resistance occurred in this process, and the futility of this resistance highlights the aggressiveness of the Global Times. Ever since, it has become this uncomfortable presence.
In Inquiry in China, Police Detain Star Anchor
Mr. Rui is the most well-known celebrity to have been ensnared in a broad anticorruption campaign being overseen by President Xi Jinping. Mr. Xi, who is also the leader of the Communist Party, has said the party has been weakened by lack of discipline among its more than 80 million members. Last month, the party announced that Xu Caihou, a former top general, was being stripped of party membership and handed over to investigators looking into allegations of corrupt practices, including the selling of military posts. Mr. Xu’s purge was the biggest one in the ranks of the People’s Liberation Army in many years.
Minitrue: CCTV’s Rui Chenggang Detained
Rui Chenggang, long-time host of CCTV’s Economic News, has been detained on suspicion of graft. Rui is rumored to be connected to other high-level CCTV management who were detained in June.
China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for 'terror' videos
Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exiled group the World Uyghur Congress, said in an email on the sentences that China was afraid Uighurs would use the Internet to break authorities' monopoly on information.
Chinese Activist Back on Trial Amid Allegations of Torture
A recent article in the New York Review of Books cited the fate of rights activist Cao Shunli, who died in hospital on March 14 after being refused the correct medical care in a Beijing detention center, her lawyer and relatives said at the time.
Chinese Lawyers Point to Widening Official Attacks, Harassment
The incident happened after Li traveled to the central province of Hunan to help local attorney Cai Ying with a case. Cai was illegally detained, while the officials used "a great deal of force" to shove Li around, he said.