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Dalai Lama Leads Prayers in South Russia

Washington Post reported that thousands of Buddhist pilgrims gathered in the southern republic of Kalmykia on Tuesday for prayers led by the Dalai Lama during his first visit to Russia in a decade. Dalai Lama has been denied entry to Russia for years because of Moscow’s concerns about damaging the relations with China. China expressed […]

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China Visit of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detension

While welcoming certain gestures by the Chinese government, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concludes after a visit to China that its recommendations in a 1997 report have not been implemented: “Namely, the provision which stipulates that everyone shall not be consider guilty until convicted has not been amended to clearly stipulate the presumption […]

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A List of Censored Words in Chinese Cyberspace

It is an open secret that all Chinese Internet hosting services, including wireless and instant messenger services, filter user communication through key word blocking mechanisms. But overly vague and broad Chinese internet laws...

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Computer Game banned for ‘harming China’s sovereignty’ (Xinhua)

Xinhua reports that China’s Ministry of Culture has banned a computer game for “distorting history and damaging China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”. The PC game, “Hearts of Iron“, was accused of distorting historical facts in describing “Manchuria”, “West Xinjiang”, and “Tibet” as independent sovereign countries in the maps of the game. “All these severely distort […]

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CDF Conference: Jonathan Zittrain, “Government Regulation and Control of the Internet in China”

Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School Two ways that filtering is taking place: supply and demand. Supply Side: sometimes countries censor their own sites (for example, Google will omit sites that have infringed on copyright law) Demand Side: domain redirection, you search for google and are redirected to Beijing University. The topped filtered sites are Tibet […]

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Story about a Dalai Lama story

Searching for a new story to post, I came across a blurb on the China News Agency’s site about the Dalai Lama. Apparently on 14 November, the Chinese government stated that if the Dalai Lama ever wanted to “set foot in Tibet again”, he would need to stop his crusade for Tibet’s independence. Ok, while […]

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