An anonymous Chinese tech and politics blogger known as program-think (编程随想) has reportedly been detained in China after evading identification and arrest for more than 12 years. program-think, whose Blogspot posts included...
by Liu Yong | Jan 6, 2009
From AP: An Internet writer and activist in southern China has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of impersonation and fraud, human rights groups said Tuesday. Chen Qitang, who wrote under the pen name Tianli,...
by Liu Yong | Jul 21, 2008
From Global Voices: Following his apprehension last month as he was pitching in with the earthquake relief in his native Sichuan province, web activist Huang Qi was this weekend formally arrested for “illegal possession of state...
by Liu Yong | Apr 11, 2008
From Bloomberg: Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year’s PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The $10,000 award,...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 2, 2006
From the Standard: Beyond the mass media, voices of dissent are growing louder in Macau. Macau generally lags behind Hong Kong in democratization and public dissent. While half of Hong Kong’s legislature is popularly elected, just 12 of 29 members of Macau’s Legislative Assembly are chosen by the public, and political parties do not exist. […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods