Tiananmen 25: Tight Controls On Square and Online

The weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Wednesday were marked by an unprecedented campaign of detentions, house arrests, forced or restricted travel, intimidation and surveillance. Those...

What if Xi Gave an Interview and No One Cared?

When newly crowned president Xi Jinping gave an interview to reporters from the five BRICS nations on Tuesday, some felt that the lonely highlight was his speculation about a possible heir to Paul the prophetic octopus at next...

German TV News Crew Attacked in Hebei

Attempted homicide charges have reportedly been filed against men who attacked a German TV news crew while they were filming in Hebei. Police attempted to defend the team, but a local Party secretary’s car is said to have...

Little Explanation for Correspondent’s Expulsion

Yes my press credentials have been revoked and I will no longer report f/ China. More from @AlJazeeraPR: see.sc/Fksv69— Melissa Chan (@melissakchan) May 8, 2012 The expulsion this week of Al Jazeera English’s Beijing...

Al Jazeera English Closes China Bureau

Al Jazeera English has been forced to close its operations in China after authorities refused to renew the journalist visa of its Beijing correspondent, Melissa Chan. From The New York Times: She declined to be quoted about her...




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