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4 August 2016

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...

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15 November 2012

Hu Jia explains why mobile apps make activism spooky [China]

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...

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16 July 2008

[Link to the Green Responsibility List of Chinese Enterprises - in Chinese]

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16 July 2008

Naming and shaming polluters [China]

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...

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16 July 2008

Naming and shaming polluters [China]

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12 October 2007

China Censors Ratchet Up Web Monitoring

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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28 August 2007

Chinese bloggers thumb their noses at "self discipline"

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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24 August 2007

China: Yahoo!, MSN sign self-regulatory Govt. guidelines encouraging monitoring & censorship of blogs

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18 August 2007

Blog Service Provider Sohu Is Sued [China]

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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17 May 2007

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...

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