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2009-06-26 08:55:00

Chief executive of Yahoo, Carol Bartz, steadfastly defended the Internet company's business practices in China saying it is "not our job to fix the Chinese government." Lawmakers accused the Sunnyvale Internet giant of putting its profits in the booming China market ahead of human rights by turning over secret data that enabled Chinese officials to track down and punish dissidents. A reporter for a business journal found himself imprisoned for 10-years after revealing to a pro-democracy group...

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2009-06-03 06:25:00

Just two days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China shut down access to Twitter, Flickr and other websites, according to members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  "Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the blockage of a dozen websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, Wordpress and Blogger in China," the media rights group admitted. The action is the latest indication of the strict, authoritarian government's attempt to keep tabs...

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2009-03-07 07:55:00

Free speech advocates urged Microsoft, Google and Yahoo on Friday not to censor their Web search results one day next week as a gesture to protest cyber censorship. "World Day Against Cyber Censorship is a day to advance and celebrate a free Internet as an open window to the world and denounce the attacks made on the free flow of information online," Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Amnesty International said in a letter to the three firms. "In the spirit of fostering freedom of...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Issues Statement on US Government Notifying Congress of Decision To Sell Weapons to Taiwan"] Beijing, 4 Oct (Xinhua) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on 4 October issued a statement on the US Government notifying Congress its decision to sell weapons to Taiwan, saying the Chinese government and people resolutely oppose and condemn this US action that gravely...

2008-08-25 09:00:49

By Nicholas D. Kristof What makes the news from China is usually the bad news: the arrests, the raided churches, the blocked Internet sites, the overzealous security goons. That's the way journalism works - we cover planes that crash, not those that land. Yet the underlying trend in recent years is the opposite. For all the continuing repression, Chinese live far freer lives now than when I lived in Beijing in the 1980s and '90s. Ordinary citizens can now easily travel abroad, choose...

2008-08-06 09:00:45

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Amelia Lam, a 36-year-old teacher's assistant, emigrated from Hong Kong to San Jose five years ago. When she talks about how proud she is that China is hosting the summer Olympics, she almost glows. For Cher Fu of Santa Clara, Calif., all the hype about the Games is a daily reminder of her family's nightmare. Three years ago, she says, her parents were thrown into a Chinese forced-labor camp, tortured and brainwashed. Their crime: belonging to Falun Gong, a spiritual...

2008-08-04 09:00:17

By Associated Press BEIJING -- A small group of protesters has clashed with police near Tiananmen Square in China's capital, saying they were evicted from their homes to make way for reconstruction ahead of the Olympic Games. The two dozen demonstrators scuffled with police Monday in the historic Qianmen district just south of Tiananmen. The protesters said they had been evicted from their because the district was being reconstructed. The area is being rebuilt into a commercial strip...

2008-08-03 12:00:25

By Ken McLaughlin and Linda Goldston, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 3--Amelia Lam, a 36-year-old teacher's assistant, emigrated from Hong Kong to San Jose five years ago. When she talks about how proud she is that China is hosting the Summer Olympics, she almost glows. For Cher Fu of Santa Clara, all the hype about the Games is a daily reminder of her family's nightmare. Three years ago, she says, her parents were thrown into a Chinese forced-labor camp, tortured and brainwashed....

2008-08-02 06:00:11

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 2 August [Report by Peter Simpson in Beijing: "Beijing Yields in Part To Pressure Over Internet Use"; headline as provided by source] The mainland government has yielded to mounting international pressure for it to loosen censorship of the internet and lifted restrictions on several banned websites -but the promise of unfettered access has still not been fulfilled. Journalists in the Olympic Village and the public...

2008-07-20 03:00:35

By Leonard, Mark 'For years we couldn't wait for the Olympics to start. Now we can't wait for them to be over.' That is how a Chinese friend described the horrible limbo in Beijing as a control-freak state tries to anticipate and eliminate any possible challenges to its glorious coming-out party on the 8th of the 8th, 2008. It is clear to any visitor to the Chinese capital that while China hopes to clean up the medals tables, the sporting contest is at best a sideshow to the real Olympic...


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