Are Police Over-reaching in Their Application of China’s New Law on Management of Public Security? – David Bandurski

China Media Project gave a overview on citizens’ freedom of expression after China’s new law on management of public security:

Since the implementation of China’s Law on Management of Public Security on March 1, 2006, local Chinese law enforcement have, in an increasing number of cases, used the law to target ordinary citizens transmitting information on the Web or over mobile phone networks. Following a recent burst in such cases, including the recent arrest of a 23 year-old Web user in Jinan and the arrest in June of a Wuxi resident who claimed in a text message that cancer-causing agents in the polluted Taihu Lake were 200 times above acceptable standards, more independent voices in the Chinese media are asking whether the law is being used arbitrarily, in violation of citizens’ rights….[Full Text]