Last week, according to the U.S. government-backed Radio Free Asia, domestic security officers in Guangzhou approached a number of local activists and other politically sensitive figures, ordering them to leave the city for six months until after Fortune magazine’s Fortune Global Forum in early...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 2, 2018
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | May 6, 2014
Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee reports that prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was placed in criminal...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 17, 2013
Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Xi Zhongxun, father of current president Xi...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 4, 2010
As the one-year anniversary of the July 5 Xinjiang riots approaches, police are on high alert. From the Associated Press: Teams of police armed with guns and batons patrolled streets in the western region of Xinjiang on Sunday,...
by Sophie Beach | May 27, 2009
For China Media Project, David Bandurski reads between the lines of official media reporting of the 20th anniversary of June 4th: The Beijing Daily article paints an important, if impressionistic, picture of current efforts to...
by Sophie Beach | May 4, 2009
Danwei looks at domestic magazine coverage of the 90th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement: “Youth” is the day’s keyword. May 4 was designated National Youth Day in 1949 to commemorate the students in the...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 8, 2009
Peter Ford of the Christian Science Monitor reports on recent crackdowns and the tightening of government control in China: Chinese political reformers, who had hoped for a more relaxed atmosphere after the 2008 Olympic Games...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 7, 2009
October 1, 2009 will mark the PRC’s 60th anniversary. Major plans are already underway, with such names as Zhang Yimou among those on board. The Los Angeles Times reports on the upcoming event, as well as other politically...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2009
On openDemocracy, Jeffrey N Wasserstrom writes about boycotts in Chinese history and more recently: In the perspective both of China’s 20th-century history and its last year, the spreading language of boycott offers two...
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