The Retrial of Wu Baoquan

Southern Metropolis News gives an update on the case against Wu Baoquan, who was sentenced on libel charges after expressing support online for farmers fighting local officials over land rights. ESWN translates: In July, the...

Recent Defamation Cases and Abuse of Local Power

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...

Taiwan’s Ex-President Rejects Defamation Charges

From AFP: Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian on Monday insisted he was not guilty of defamation claims brought against him, as opponents of the pro-independence leader protested outside the courthouse. Chen, who...

The Unpublished FoxConn Story – ESWN

From ESWN blog: The following is a translation of a blog post by Southern Weekend reporter Fu Jianfeng (傅剑锋). This is about the FoxConn-versus-China Business News case that


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