To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next week, Chinese legislators are...
May 26, 2014
Amid tight restrictions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 June 4th crackdown, Sina has...
Mar 29, 2008
From The Canadian Press: A human rights activist says at least 60 people remain jailed in China over the 1989 protests by pro-democracy demonstrators centred at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Speaking at the Foreign...
Feb 23, 2006
From The Age (link): China’s international standing is almost as bad as it was after Tiananmen Square, a leading human rights monitor has warned. Following media crackdowns and the virtual end of early release for political prisoners, John Kamm, one of a few human rights monitors whom Beijing deals with, yesterday called on President Hu […]
Nov 20, 2005
From the Christian Science Monitor, via ABC News: In prisons across China, inmates languish for committing “political crime” – anything from starting an illegal newspaper, trade union, or unofficial religious church, or speaking a democracy slogan in public. China is not a liberal state with tolerant laws, as its leaders agree. President Bush, showing solidarity […]
Oct 29, 2005
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: The Chinese leadership has developed an “irrational fear” of so-called colour revolutions, leading to a tightening of controls over political freedom, human rights activist John Kamm said yesterday. Mr. Kamm made the remark at a wide-ranging talk organised by the Asia Society in Hong Kong, during […]
Oct 21, 2005
From Reuters: China commonly frees political prisoners before major state visits, but a human rights activist said on Friday changing attitudes meant there may be no releases ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush’s November trip. The releases are seen as giving Beijing bargaining power before visits as a gesture of goodwill, but John Kamm, […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends