Snowden May Leave Hong Kong for Iceland

Speculation has mounted this week that NSA leaker Edward Snowden might leave Hong Kong for Iceland, removing a small but buzzing fly from the ointment of Sino-U.S. relations and possibly defusing accusations of spying for China....

Family of Wen Jiabao Holds Hidden Fortune

A New York Times investigation into business dealings by the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao has prompted the blocking in China of the newspaper’s English and Chinese websites. The article, by David Barboza, uncovers...

Caixin Post on Leadership Leaks Ordered Removed

On Wednesday, Caixin published a blog post containing excerpts from three Wikileaked diplomatic cables from 2007. The cables described Hu Jintao’s secret visits to political gatherings at the resort town of Beidaihe, the...

China’s Nuclear-Power Chief: A Spy?

Revelations from a top-ranking Chinese general appear to reveal that the head of China’s nuclear-power program, Kang Rixin, was a spy. From the New Yorker: When Kang Rixin, the head of China’s nuclear-power program, was...

WikiLeaks’ Assange: China is Our Real Enemy

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, says in an interview that his organization is helping Chinese Internet users find ways to circumvent the Great Firewall to access Wikileaks and other blocked sites. From Reuters: Assange,...

Microblog, WikiLeaks Top 2010 Internet Terms in China

AFP reports on the top Internet terms in China for 2010: Web users searched the definition of the term “microblog” more than three million times on this year, while they sought out the meaning of...

China Resisted U.S. Pressure on Rights of Nobel Winner

As readers delve deeper into the Wikileaks cables, more secrets are being revealed about the inner workings of global diplomacy. In particular, the New York Times looks at conversations between U.S. and Chinese diplomats about...

China Directed Google Hacking: Leaked US Documents

The release of new documents by Wikileaks reveal that U.S. officials believed that the Chinese government was behind the hacking of Google accounts and U.S. government websites. From AFP: The secret cables obtained by...

Waiting for Wikileaks: Beijing’s Seven Secrets

For his blog on the New York Review of Books site, Perry Link writes about a recent high-level meeting convened by President Hu Jintao in July to discuss ways to prevent leaks of CCP archives: The report says that two worries...

Freedom of Information, the Wiki Way – Elizabeth Williamson

From the Washington Post: You’re a government worker in China, and you’ve just gotten a memo showing the true face of the regime. Without any independent media around, how do you share what you have without landing in jail or worse? is a Web-based way for people with damning, potentially helpful or just plain […]



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