Guangzhou-based labor organizer Zeng Feiyang was detained late last year along with several fellow...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 15, 2015
Last week, authorities closed the defamation case against journalist Liu Hu, who was detained for...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 4, 2014
Reuters’ Ben Blanchard reports the release of New Express journalist Liu Hu, who was...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 10, 2013
China’s Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate issued a new...
by Liu Yong | Jul 18, 2009
Translated by Joshua Rosenzweig: The public security bureau in Mawei District, Fuzhou, recently detained Guo Baofeng and several other netizens. The lawyer for these detained netizens says that they were detained for posting or...
by Sophie Beach | May 6, 2009
In the Far Eastern Economic Review, Joshua Rosenzweig of the Duihua Foundation writes about the slew of recent defamation cases against people who criticize local officials: In recent weeks, China has been abuzz with talk about...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 30, 2009
In a number of recent cases, local officials have brought defamation or libel charges against citizens who criticized them. In discussing these cases on their blogs and in their writing, Chinese journalists and academics have...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 16, 2008
On China Media Project, David Bandurski writes about how local county officials use their unrestrained power to bring “defamation” claims against their critics: While counties are beyond the gravitational pull of the center in Beijing, and sufficiently far from provincial centers of power, their leaders have comprehensive sets of public tools at their disposal — […]
Three cadres from Jishan, Shanxi punished for reporting questionable activities by local county secretary – Southern Metropolis Daily
by Sophie Beach | Apr 11, 2007
The Peering into the Interior blog has translated an article from Southern Metropolis Daily (original Chinese here) “which details how the government went about prosecuting with vigilance three mid-level party cadres who accused the local secretary of “losing the will of the people” after selling land for real estate development when it was was intended […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 22, 2007
Here is the second case reported this week of legal action taken by a journalist in China against a government official or agency. From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A senior Beijing-based journalist has taken the Qitaihe municipal government Office of Law and Order and its director, Liu Mingying, to court in […]
by Mo Ming | Sep 25, 2006
From ESWN blog: The following is a translation of a blog post by Southern Weekend reporter Fu Jianfeng (ÂÇÖÂâëÈîã). This is about the FoxConn-versus-China Business News case that Fu and his colleagues were working on, but never go to publish it after a ban was issued on further coverage. So this is yet another case […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 3, 2006
From Reuters via the New York Times: A Taiwanese firm has dropped its libel claim against two Shanghai journalists and their newspaper for saying that workers at a plant manufacturing iPods were mistreated, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Shenzhen-based Foxconn, which manufactures iPods for Apple Inc. , and the China Business News […]
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