Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China
Data from GreatFire.org shows that Avast.com has been unavailable in China since Sunday. Users of Avast — which claims over 220 million global users of its antivirus and security products for Windows, Mac and Android — posted screenshots on Weibo, Avast’s forum and other sites showing issues.
KECHENG FANG:Behind the Fall of China’s Greatest Newspaper
Instead, over the past two years, the Weekly has continued to lose its erstwhile status. Journalists’ hopes that a collaborative attitude towards authorities could buy more room for solid reporting in the wake of protests have not seemed to pay off.
Minitrue: Don’t Hype ‘Under the Dome’
On February 28, former CCTV anchor Chai Jing released “Under the Dome,” a self-funded documentary on air pollution in China. The film rapidly made rounds on the Internet, having garnered over 100 million views on Chinese video hosting sites at the time of this posting.
Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China
“This was the PM 2.5 curve for Beijing in January 2013, when there were 25 days of smog in that one month,” explains Ms. Chai, a former Chinese television reporter, referring to a widely used gauge of air pollution. Back then, she says, she paid little attention to the smog engulfing much of China and affecting 600 million people, even as her work took her to places where the air was acrid with fumes and dust.
More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police
Demonstrators blocked the area's main street with garbage bins, halting traffic. Police used pepper spray and restrained some people. A female protester was bleeding from the nose as police dragged her away.
What 270,000 Books Tell You About China’s Changing Values
Book authors used words like “choose,” “compete,” “private,” “autonomy” and “innovation” with increasing frequency as the nearly four decades progressed. The usage reflects greater individualism and sharp rises in “urban population, household consumption and education levels,” the study says.
China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms
The initial draft, published by the National People's Congress late last year, requires companies to also keep servers and user data within China, supply law enforcement authorities with communications records and censor terrorism-related internet content.
Beijing Courts Address the Right to Criticize Public Figures
But two recent court rulings and Mr. Kong’s refusal to comply with one of them have prompted a different kind of discussion — about the extent to which public figures can be held accountable for their statements, and about the right of citizens to criticize such figures.
China’s Brave Underground Journal—II
For years, the event has been of interest to foreign scholars of the Cultural Revolution; it is a Lord of the Flies story that has attracted academics investigating female violence, filmmakers trying to document the mindset of violent Red Guards, and researchers trying to piece together how many people were killed, by whom, and how.
China’s Brave Underground Journal
This rootless suburb is home to Remembrance, an underground journal that deals with one of China’s most sensitive issues: its history. E-mailed to subscribers as a seventy- to ninety-page PDF every other week, Remembrance’s articles and first-person accounts are helping to recover memories that the Communist Party would prefer remained lost.
In China, Civic Groups’ Freedom, and Followers, Are Vanishing
These are perilous days for independent civic groups in China, especially those that take on politically contentious causes like workers’ rights, legal advocacy and discrimination against people with AIDS. Such groups have long struggled to survive inside China’s ill-defined, shifting margins of official tolerance, but they have served as havens for socially committed citizens.
Guangdong Police Detain Activist's Dinner Party Guests
"They surrounded us and then they wouldn't let us go inside," he said. "They forced us into a minibus and brought us to the police station in Ronggui New Village, Shunde."
Does China have a secret plan to take America’s place?
Over the years, the Mandarin speaker has grown ever more hard-line in his views, and it is clear in his bestselling, but controversial new book, “The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.”
'The Hundred-Year Marathon' outlines a long-term Chinese strategy to replace the US as world leader
In the process, Pillsbury says he’s detected a long-term Chinese strategy: First, to acquire Western technology, then to develop a powerful economy, and finally – three to four decades from now – to replace the United States as the world’s superpower. And if Chinese planners get their way, Pillsbury says, China may achieve its ultimate goal without firing a shot.
Chinese Dissident Accuses Top U.S. Diplomat of Lying
“‘I swear on my mother’s name, on the name of my children, in the name of God, that Ambassador Locke and I will go to get your family,’” Campbell told Chen inside the embassy, according to the dissident’s account. Campbell then asked Chen to make a statement “that the American government has been extremely helpful and that you completely trust us.”
Geneva Summit 2015 Can Communist Regimes Reform?
Alex Chow is Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Students, and Lester Shum is Deputy Secretary General. They both played a key role in the protest. Without much ado, I now give the floor to these two people to talk about what happened and what is going to happen.
Amnesty International Report 2014/15
The UN Committees on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, reviewed China’s implementation of the ICESCR and CEDAW1 in May and October respectively. In December 2013 the UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome document of China’s second Universal Periodic Review.
China Releases Octogenarian Author With Suspended Jail Term
Huang Zerong, 82, widely known by his pen name Tie Liu, was released immediately after the sentence, which was suspended for four years. However, he declined to give any media interviews, his wife Ren Hengfang said in a statement issued via a friend.
China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report
Ethnic minorities including Tibetans, mostly Muslim Uyghurs, and Mongolians faced discrimination and targeting by security forces, the London-based group said in a report published on its website on Wednesday.
Protests Color Hong Kong Budget Plans
“The Occupy movement affected tourism, hotel, catering, retail and transport industries,” John Tsang, the city’s financial secretary, said in his budget speech, adding that the initiatives would help “offset the impact on economic confidence.”
Hong Kong Activists Welcome Oscar Mention by Selma Songwriters
"The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the South Side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life, to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression, to those in Hong Kong protesting for democracy," Common said, accepting the award.
Is Weibo on the way out?
The new rule will stifle one of the few venues for free speech in China, many fear. Specifically, real-name registration could hasten the slow death of Weibo, China's version of Twitter.
Wang Ning safely returns to Inner Mongolia to visit relatives, undisturbed by authorities
For the past several years Wang Ning has been working as a freelance writer, publishing on Boxun’s site rights defense stories and commentaries. But because of various reasons he has never secured a Boxun journalist’s card.
Wang Qingying is experiencing inhumane abuse in prison
Due to being subjected to arbitrary discipline, and a tyrannical prison guard’s abuse, Wang protested and as a result was twice beaten while shackled, one time for threě days and one time for 12 days. He’s been subjected to arbitrary discipline, the tyrannical prison guard’s humiliation and abuse, and beatings too numerous to count.
Hong Kong delegates to China's parliament seek mainland security laws to counter protests
The last time Hong Kong tried to pass national security legislation was in 2003 when half a million people took to the streets, a key lawmaker withdrew his support and the government was forced to withdraw its proposal.
Li Peng Family Could Face Scrutiny in China Anti-Corruption Drive
The investigations are very likely to include China Power International Development, which is headed by Li Xiaolin, daughter of Li Peng. Many recent anti-corruption actions have involved companies related the former premier's family.
Shanghai Petitioners Descend on Beijing Ahead of Annual Parliament
"We have been forced to come to Beijing ... to ask the central leadership to pay attention to us," Shen said. "The local governments are full of corrupt criminals engaged in activities that are against the law."
World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts
At the other end of the scale, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, in last place, were the worst performers. France is ranked 38th (up one place), the United States 49th (down three places), Japan 61st (down two places), Brazil 99 (up 12 places), Russia 152 (down four places), Iran 173rd (unchanged) and China 176th (down one place).
Famous democracy activist Zhao Changqing sent back to Shaanxi Province jail to serve sentence
This is Zhao Changqing’s fifth time in jail. His first time was the result of participating in the spring 1989 democracy protests. He spent June-September, 1989 in Beijing’s Qincheng Prison.
Tibetans in Australia Focus on Tradition During New Year Celebrations
On a Saturday afternoon in north Sydney, dozens of Tibetan children rehearse traditional songs and dance at a local community center. About 90 children attend Tibetan language and culture classes in Dee Why, a small Australian beach town where hundreds of Tibetan refugees have settled.