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China: Govt. orders country's internet companies to stop publishing independent reports on sensitive topics
"…On July 24th the Beijing municipal branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China ordered some of China’s biggest internet companies, including Sina, Sohu and Netease…to stop publishing independent reports on politically sensitive topics. Official...
Author: John Kennedy, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]
[D]issident Hu Jia complained on Twitter about…WeChat – a…messaging app developed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent that closely resembles WhatsApp - has…[kept] him and other Chinese dissidents under real-time surveillance…[T]he information that is...
Author: CSR Asia
Sohu (one of the most popular Internet portals in China) and the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs launched a Green Responsibility List of Chinese Enterprises this week. The initiative plans to name on its website one enterprise every day...
Author: Alexa Olesen, AP
Blog entries like [Liu Xiaoyuan's], which mused on sensitive topics such as the death penalty, corruption and legal reform, are often automatically rejected if they trigger a keyword filter. Sometimes, they're deleted by human censors employed by...
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Author: Rebecca MacKinnon, assistant professor at Univ. of Hong Kong Journalism & Media Studies Centre, on her blog, RConversation
...[A] Chinese self-discipline pledge...[was signed by] a number of blog hosting services including MSN and Yahoo!...last week... Chinese bloggers...seem to view the pledge as a bunch of bureaucrats making yet another meaningless pledge to justify...
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Author: Bowen Press, translated by EastSouthWestNorth [China]
On August 16, 2007, a lawyer named Liu Xiaoyuan sued Sohu in the Hatian district (Beijing) court for breach of service contract. Liu asked the court to restore and display nine essays of his that had been blocked by Sohu... On July 31, Liu especially...
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Why China Relaxed Blogger Crackdown - Registration Plan Was Dropped In Face of Tech-Industry Protests
Author: Jason Leow, Wall Street Journal
Since September, the central government has been deliberating the need to enforce a real-name registration system, which would have required nearly 20 million Chinese bloggers to register their real identities on the Web and give up...anonymity... But...