The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
May 6, 2015
Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT...
Feb 26, 2015
Writer and publisher Tie Liu has been convicted of operating an illegal business after publishing...
Oct 23, 2014
Writer Huang Zerong, also known by the pen name Tie Liu, has been officially charged by Chinese...
Apr 28, 2014
As of April 28, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search...
Aug 25, 2009
Howard French reviews a new book,Woman from Shanghai: Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp, which compiles the first-person stories of survivors of China’s most notorious re-education camp, Jiabiangou: Xianhui...
Jul 18, 2007
From The Washington Post: When the world looks back at the troubles of Maoism in China, attention usually focuses on the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1976, in which millions were persecuted and society all but collapsed, or on the famine induced by the Great Leap Forward of 1959-62, when somewhere between 20 million and […]
Jun 26, 2007
In the Wall Street Journal, lawyer Jerome Cohen commemorates the Anti-Rightist Movement, and discusses its legacy in China today: Despite the enormous economic and social progress that half of the Chinese people have made in recent decades, many of the complaints voiced by the “rightists” remain among China’s most pressing issues. Freedoms to speak, publish, […]
Jun 19, 2007
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement, RFA has interviewed a number of survivors about their experiences. Former editor on the Chengdu Daily Tie Liu says: At that time there were huge struggle meetings with more than 1,400 people attending. I was struggled for an entire day. I was 22 years old. The […]
On the Illegality of the Anti-rightist Struggle‚ÄìWritten on the 50th Anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement – Bao Tong
Jun 16, 2007
From RFA Unplugged: On June 8, 1957, by the decree of Mao Zedong, an anti-rightist announcement entitled “Why is this?” appeared in the People’s Daily. Deng Xiaoping immediately took charge of the anti-rightist rectification working group set up by Party central, and rooted out 550,000 “rightists” from among five million Chinese intellectuals nationwide. Their collective […]
Feb 12, 2007
From Asia Sentinel: The Chinese Communist Party crushed the intellectuals of the 100 Flowers Campaign half a century ago. Now victims are demanding justice and compensation from a government that remains deaf to their plight Fifty years after Chairman Mao Zedong launched his mass persecution of China’s intelligentsia, the victims, in a different world and […]
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