The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs profiles anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng, whose publication of a sex tape last November brought down 11 Chongqing officials and exposed the extortion ring that had ensnared them. With...
by Don Weinland | Mar 17, 2011
Zheng Yun, a social media pioneer in China, gives valuable insight into surviving in China’s online world. Zheng discusses the surprisingly cordial antics of Internet monitors and the consequences of carelessness, such as being invited for “a cup of tea,” code for an official berating.
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2010
Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel visits the town in Hubei that used to be...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 22, 2010
“With a wave of my hand, tens of millions of posts about the Deng Yujiao incident were all deleted.” (邓玉娇那事几千万个帖子，我一挥手就全部 删除。” — Li Baozhu (李宝柱) speaking at Peking University Li Baozhu is currently the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 21, 2010
The New York Times reports on journalists’ protests against the actions of Hubei Governor LI Hongzhong, who responded angrily to a reporter who asked him about Deng Yujiao’s case: Chinese media analysts say the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 11, 2010
At this week’s NPC meeting, Hubei governor Li Hongzhong became a hot topic in the Chinese twittersphere (see here for all tweets on the topic) after he reprimanded a journalist and forcibly grabbed away her voice recorder...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 1, 2010
Roland Soong of EastSouthWestNorth has translated a December 22nd Southern Metropolis Daily report on Deng Yujiao: If the lawyers learned the truth from Deng Yujiao and obtained the evidence quietly instead of running crying to...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 6, 2009
Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei writes in The Guardian about the recent clamping down on Internet sites, including his own: This year – after a period of relatively relaxed controls – the bodies who censor information and culture have...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 3, 2009
In the Guardian, author Diane Wei Liang writes about the Green Dam software brouhaha, Internet activism, and the 1989 protest movement: I was a student at Beijing University at the time. My generation and the generation before...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2009
From Al Jazeera: China has long had a reputation for relatively high levels of graft. Almost everyone, including police, local officials, doctors and businessmen, expects and receives bribes. But netizens are now challenging the...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 18, 2009
Roland Soong of ESWN translates an interview from the Southern Metropolis Daily with Deng Yujiao, the waitress who went on trial for fatally stabbing an official who made sexual advances towards her. Recently, Deng was charged...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 16, 2009
Deng Yujiao, the waitress who fatally stabbed a government official after he made sexual advances towards her, went on trial and was charged with causing injury with intent. From Reuters, via Washington Post: A Chinese waitress...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 1, 2009
Andrew Browne of the Wall Street Journal writes that two officials connected to the Deng Yujiao case have been fired: A government notice said a police investigation found that two officials, Huang Dezhi and Deng Guida, from a...
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