This series is a month-by-month recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 14, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Liu Yong | May 30, 2008
From Reuters: A gun-toting Chinese official who owned two Ferraris and liked driving around in an amoured personnel carrier has been jailed for life for illegal weapons possession and fraud, state media reported on Friday. Yang...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 28, 2007
After Chinese cyberspace revealed the story of Yang Shukuan, a mafia head in Tangshan and photos of his private armored vehicles and stretch limo, the Beijing-based Christian Science Monitor correspondent Peter Ford chased the...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 19, 2007
In Chinese, the literal translation for mafia is “Black Society” which means: underground society. But a recent such case in Tangshan city, revealed in the Chinese media, is not so “underground.” According to Chinese People’s Rule of Law Net, police in Hebei province just announced that they are investigating a criminal organization, headed by Mr. […]
by Wu Nan | Nov 11, 2006
From The Christian Science Monitor: The policemen investigating a murderous assault knew they didn’t have enough evidence against their chief suspect, Li Jiuming, to hold up in court. So they decided to do what police here often do, according to Chinese lawyers: torture a confession out of him. That false confession, presented four years ago […]
by Michael Zhao | Jul 22, 2006
From Beijing Review: Every time he passes the spot where his younger sister is buried, Tangshan resident Qin Boheng, 39, feels deep sorrow. Thirty years ago, his sister died in the devastating Tangshan earthquake that claimed 240,000 lives, almost a quarter of the city’s population at the time. Qin’s memories of the disaster are of […]