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Foreign Journalists Jumped in Panhe

Plainclothes henchmen attacked journalists from two European news organizations on Wednesday as they investigated land grab protests that began earlier this month in the Zhejiang village of Panhe, according to Shanghaiist:...

Shanghai Man Killed by Voter Intimidation Gang

Shanghaiist reports a clash between police and mourners at the funeral of a man killed while defending his sister—or who, according to a police account, “died suddenly when arguing with others.” Hang...

Reporting in China (with Video)

For the Al Jazeera blog, Melissa Chan points out that, in a recent survey by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China on working conditions, 94% of journalists who responded felt the work environment had deteriorated over the...

Artists Demonstrate in Downtown Beijing

Ai Weiwei and other artists who had been assaulted by thugs for protesting forced eviction from an artist colony held a protest in Beijing today. Global Times reports: About 20 artists briefly demonstrated Monday in downtown...

Roger Cohen: A Woman Burns

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen visited Chengdu and met with Tang Huiqin, the older sister of Tang Fuzhen, who set herself on fire to protest the demolition of her family’s house and beatings of her family members by...

China Teen Seen as Hero for Killing Local Official

A teenager who has been sentenced to death for killing a corrupt and violent local Party official has gained the support of villagers, with 20,000 people petitioning the court for a lighter sentence. AP reports: The murder trial...

Security Guards a Source of Insecurity in China

AP reports on the beating of a journalist by security guards while investigating a death in Guangzhou: A Chinese journalist was checking out a tip that police had discovered a woman’s body this week when he was stopped by...

Ai Weiwei: “Gangsters in the Government”

China Geeks translates a lengthy essay by Ai Weiwei about his experiences trying to document the names of students killed in the Sichuan earthquake and about the political system that allows “hoodlums” to run the...

China Rights Activist Beaten at Cemetery

The New York Times reports on the beating suffered by Sun Wenguang, a 75-year-old retired university professor in Shandong, when he went to a cemetery to pay his respects to Zhao Ziyang on Qing Ming day: As he entered the...

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