Author: Cindy

Cindy is currently an undergraduate studying political science and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. She is primarily interested in Chinese political reform, social justice, particularly issues of poverty and inequality, as well as philosophy.
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Journalist Jailed for Defaming State Firm Zoomlion

Reuters reports that a court in Changsha has jailed New Express journalist Chen Yongzhou for allegedly fabricating reports about the financial history of state-owned company Zoomlion. From South China Morning Post: A court in Changsha, capital of central Hunan province, has found Chen Yongzhou guilty of “fabricating and spreading falsehoods to damage the business

October 17, 2014 11:51 PM

Arrest Unsettles Chinese Workers for Foreign Media

Chinese employees of foreign media organizations are growing increasingly concerned about their safety following the arrest last Friday of a Chinese woman covering the Hong Kong protests for the German newspaper Die Zeit. Zhang Miao was detained on October 2 on suspicion of “inciting public discontent.” South China Morning Post reports: “I felt a bit panic when I first heard

October 16, 2014 11:25 PM

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