Wu Hao

Wu Hao’s Deleted Microblog Exchange About Google

Wu Hao (伍皓), deputy director of the Yunnan Province Propaganda Department, has received a great deal of attention for his controversial efforts to interact online with netizens and give Chinese government policies a kinder,...

Publicity Department Official Showered With Fifty Cent Bills

ESWN translates a report about a propaganda official from Yunnan who was welcomed to a talk at a university with a shower of fifty-cent notes: This afternoon, Yunnan Province Party Committee Publicity Department deputy director...

Interview With Wu Hao

Roland Soong of EastSouthWestNorth translates an interview with Wu Hao, deputy director of the Yunnan provincial party committee publicity department, known most notably for his department’s actions after the “Elude...

How China Polices The Internet

From Financial Times: An executive working at one of China’s leading internet portals tells me: “The task [for the Communist party] has been to allow enough noise in the system for people to let off steam and make them feel that...

For China, a Costly Lesson in Engaging its Netizens

From Singapore’s The Straits Times, via themalaysianinsider.com: The Yunnan official who turned the national media spotlight onto the case with his unprecedented decision to involve bloggers, however, has kept a low...

Chang Ping: Is Wu Hao a “Web Friend” or a Cadre?

China Media Project translates a column by Chang Ping discussing the relationship between netizens, citizens, and government officials in light of the recent “eluding the cat” case: I believe that as a propaganda...

China’s Answer to a Crime Includes Amateur Sleuths

The New York Times covers the “eluding the cat” investigation, in which provincial propaganda officials called on netizens to help solve a case of death in police custody: Rather than suppress the accusations by...

Bloggers Help Free Chinese Filmmaker – Eugenia Chien

From New America Media: Technology has been a way to thwart the government’s efforts in controlling the public. In 1989, Tiananmen Square protesters used fax machines to reach out to the international press. Last year, 12,000 workers mobilized using cell phone text messages to go on strike against their company. The blogosphere’s high interconnectedness made […]

China frees film maker after 5 months in isolation – Reuters

From Reuters: A Chinese film maker and permanent U.S. resident has been freed after being held in isolation and without charge in China for five months, a Paris-based press watchdog said on Wednesday. Hao Wu, who returned to China in 2004 after living in the United States for 12 years, was detained on February 22 […]

Shattering the China Dream – Rebecca MacKinnon

From the Washington Post (link): With Chinese President Hu Jintao in the United States this week, Americans have an opportunity to assess his regime. What is this country to think? On the one hand his government has raised the living standards of millions of its citizens with economic reform and international trade. On the other […]

Hao Wu’s sister blogs about his detention – Rebecca MacKinnon

From Rebecca MacKinnon’s RConversation blog (link): Nina Wu, sister of the detained filmmaker and Global Voices contributor Hao Wu has now started a blog on MSN Spaces. It includes a photo gallery of “Haozi” as the family calls him. Even if you don’t know Chinese, leave her a comment in English and let her know […]

Free Hao Wu! – Global Voices

The following was provided by Rebecca MacKinnon of Global Voices. For more information see www.freehaowu.org: On March 22nd it will be one month since filmmaker and Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor Hao Wu was detained without charge. We appeal to the Chinese government for Hao Wu’s immediate release! What happened to Hao?

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