Wang Xiaoning

Yahoo! Dissident Wang Xiaoning to be Released

Wang Xiaoning is to be released from prison on Friday following a ten-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” in a series of online essays. Wang was one of around 60 people prosecuted on the basis of...

Yahoo Asks US Gov’t to Help Dissidents

Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang has written to Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice, asking the U.S. government to demand the release of two Chinese dissidents, Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning, who were both imprisoned after Yahoo! supplied...

Yahoo Settles with Chinese Writers – Sarah Lai Stirland

Yahoo! has reached a settlement in the case of writers Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning, who were imprisoned after Yahoo! handed over their personal information to Chinese authorities. From Wired: Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed. But a source at Yahoo said the company has been “working with the families, and we’re working with them […]

More Yahoo! China Documents Emerge – Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon again posts commentary on new documents (originally posted by Duihua Foundation) showing that Yahoo employees knew they were dealing with political charges when they handed over personal information that landed Yahoo users Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning in jail. She also responds to comments from Roland Soong at ESWN: I don’t think it […]

Jailed Chinese Dissident Sues Yahoo – Ben Charny

From Dow Jones: Jailed Chinese dissident Wang Xiaoning and his wife Yu Ling have filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing Yahoo Inc. of complicity in the jailing Xiaoning and about 60 other people. The suit, in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, accuses Yahoo (YHOO) of voluntarily censoring and monitoring its Chinese users’ […]

Passages from Wang Xiaoning – Human Rights in China

From, via the Washington Post: Passages from Wang Xiaoning‘s essays that were deemed objectionable by Chinese authorities: “Never forget that China is still an authoritarian dictatorship.” “Look at China today — workers and peasants have been suppressed into the lowest level of society. Tens of millions of workers are unemployed, and many workers are […]



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