Li Zhi

Fighting Yahoo’s China policies – RSF

See the video (link) RSF filmed in China of lawyer Mo Shaoping and the brother of imprisoned writer Li Zhi. As CNet News reported yesterday (link): Yahoo’s long-running defense of its Chinese operations, which have been criticized for close cooperation with the country’s police agencies, took an unusual twist this week in a confrontation at […]

Yang speaks on Yahoo’s China policy- Elinor Mills

From CNET News (link) “It is more important for us to participate, not only for economic reasons, but to be able to” help shape where the industry is going, Yang said during a question-and-answer session at the Thomas Weisel Partners Internet and Telecom Conference in San Francisco. “You have to balance the risk of not […]

The China Syndrome – Brian Montopoli

From CBS News’ Public Eye blog: China is the world’s second largest Internet market, and the aggressive efforts of U.S. Internet companies to gain a foothold there have put them in a position where they must weigh potential profits against high minded principles. U.S. lawmakers are now holding hearings to look at American Internet companies […]

Yahoo helped sentence another cyber dissident to 8 years – Liu Xiaobo (Updated)

Writer Liu Xiaobo has posted an article which reveals that Yahoo cooperated with Chinese police in 2003, much earlier than the Shi Tao case. Yahoo provided evidence to authorities for the arrest of Chinese Internet user Li Zhi, who was charged with “subverting state power” and sentenced to eight years in prison. The original defense […]

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