Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Black Friday Courtroom Confessions Veer Off-script

Over a year after the “Black Friday” crackdown on rights lawyers and activists, four of those detained stood trial earlier this month, receiving sentences of up to 7.5 years in prison. All four of the defendants tried in the first round—Zhai Yanmin, Gou Hongguo, Hu Shigen, and Zhou Shifeng—pled guilty. Their pleas, however, are widely believed to have been coerced

August 22, 2016

Minitrue: Don’t Hype Actor’s Affair Accusations

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Urgent notice: In response to the “anti three-vulgarity” inspection into the Wang Baoqiang incident, do not hype related people or events. (August 17, 2016) [Chinese]

August 22, 2016

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