Xinhua published a searing criticism of Canada yesterday for its alleged inaction on the case of...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 26, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 8, 2012
As of April 7, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 6, 2012
Lai Changxing, a Fujian native, has been pursued by the Chinese government on criminal charges of corruption, smuggling, and bribery for more than a decade. He left the mainland for Hong Kong in 1991, proceeding on to Vancouver...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 21, 2011
Lai Changxing, who fled to Canada to avoid being prosecuted on bribery charges, may be extradited back to China after a Canadian court rejected his asylum claim. From The Star: Lai has been rejected as a refugee in Canada after...
The Great Firewall: China’s Misguided ” and Futile ” Attempt to Control What Happens Online – Oliver August
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 22, 2007
From The Wired Magazine: I didn’t know I was a surveillance target until the day I walked into a hotel in China’s Fujian province. I was pushing past half a dozen workmen changing lightbulbs in the glum but busy lobby when a uniformed man stepped in front of me. Blue jacket, creased trousers, braided epaulets, […]
by Wu Nan | Apr 5, 2007
From AP, via China Daily: The Canadian official who approved Lai’s removal order failed to properly consider Lai’s claim that he would be tortured, a Federal Court judge ruled… The slow pace of Lai’s deportation case — which has gone on for seven years — has become a thorn in Chinese-Canadian relations even though Ottawa […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 4, 2006
From Financial Times: China’s most famous fugitive has spoken publicly for the first time about his relationship with a senior member of the Chinese politburo, Jia Qinglin, a controversial figure whose family has long fended off corruption allegations. The fugitive, Lai Changxing, is fighting extradition from exile in Canada where he fled in 1999 after […]
by Michael Zhao | Jun 18, 2006
From the EastSouthWestNorth blog: Lai Changxing is the smuggling kingpin involved in the greatest known corruption case in the history of the People’s Republic of China. He is presently fighting a deportation order in Canada and part of his argument is based upon the fact that Canada does not deport people to countries where they […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 1, 2005
From BBC NEWS: The Supreme Court in Canada has refused a plea for refugee status by a man described by the Chinese government as its most wanted fugitive. Lai Changxing, who has been fighting to stay in Canada for the past six years, is accused of running a multi-billion dollar smuggling ring in the 1990s. […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”