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SCMP: China arrests more than 800,000 people for endangering state security

From AsiaNews/SCMP: Tibetan monks, Xinjiang Muslims, but also non violent dissidents, farmers and members of underground religious communities are among those arrested. Youth crime climbs by 19.1 per cent. China’s courts were not idle in 2004. More than 800,000 people were arrested last year for endangering state security or for being involved in activities regarded […]

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WWF: China Timber Demand Threatens World’s Forests

Reuters reports on a report by the WWF which says China’s timber imports are threatening the world’s forests: China’s soaring demand for timber, driven by its rapid economic expansion, is a major threat to the world’s forests as illegal loggers make fortunes supplying the mainland, conservation group WWF said on Tuesday. China’s timber imports have […]

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Myth and Mistake of the “Chinese Model:” Promoting Social, Economic, Cultural Rights at the Expense of Civil-Political Rights?

At the conference “China: European and American Democracies Face the Challenge,” held on February 24 – 25, 2005, in Prague, Czech Republic (organized by the Czech Civic Center and the Project for New American Century), this author argues that “China’s economic growth has not been translated into meaningful protection of each and every Chinese citizens’ […]

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Alim Seytoff: Treat China with Caution

Alim Seytoff sent CDN this recent commentary, his response to Treat China with Respect, by H.D.S. Greenway, which we posted last week: Treat China with Caution by Alim A Seytoff Washington – Half a century ago when the World War Two was over and when every other country was tired of the unprecedented devastation caused […]

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AFP: China in patriotic overdrive

From AFP, via News.com.au: Chinese President Hu Jintao had a meeting today with a teenage boy picked by Beijing to become the second-highest spiritual figure in Tibet, telling him to be patriotic on the eve of his 15th birthday. Hu was shown on state television urging the 11th Panchen Lama, chosen by Beijing in defiance […]

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Photos: In the footsteps of joseph rock

Danwei introduced this link: “There are a whole pageload of new blogs over at sinosplice China blog list, but only in only one is there insanity and genius in such monstrous proportions. In the footsteps of joseph rock is the journey of Sydney blogger Michael, following the footsteps of ‘bad-tempered and imperious’ Joseph Rock, who […]

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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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