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,...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 22, 2010
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2009
Despite the blocking of Twitter, Chinese politically-active tweeters are still tweeting away. The upcoming 60th anniversary of the PRC is a hot topic. Here are selected tweets on that topic and more, translated by CDT: *...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 3, 2009
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...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 24, 2009
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 25, 2006
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 […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 12, 2006
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 20, 2006
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 30, 2006
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 20, 2006
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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