After Steven Spielberg withdrew as artistic director for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, it is not surprising to read angry words towards him in the Chinese press, both on- and off-line. But are there other Chinese who think...
by Ian Sherr | Feb 26, 2008
The New York Times is reporting that, four years after suspending talks with the United States about human rights abuses, China has signaled that it is once again ready to resume its human rights dialogue with the State Dept....
by Zhaohua Li | Feb 14, 2008
Chinese Olympic authorities have finally gone public with their reaction to American mega-director Steven Spielberg’s decision to resign as artistic director for the 2008 Games, and it boils down to this: Too bad, but we...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 12, 2008
After months of pressure from human rights groups, Steven Spielberg has decided to withdraw from his role organizing the Olympics opening ceremony. From Bloomberg: Director Steven Spielberg cut his ties with the Beijing Olympic...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 13, 2007
Steven Spielberg has written to Hu Jintao to appeal for him to help end the genocide in Darfur. From the AFP: In a November 15 letter to Hu released Thursday, Spielberg, who is serving as an artistic advisor for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said the situation in Darfur had deteriorated since he last wrote him […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jul 26, 2007
It appears Steven Spielberg, one of the global gurus of spectacle hired to jazz up the 2008 Games, has finally submitted to pressure from Darfur activists and threatened to quit his Olympics post unless China takes a more active role in the Sudan. From ABC News: As celebrities-cum-activists increasingly link the ongoing genocide with China’s […]
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- 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”