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Sex Performance Lands Chinese Artist In Labor Camp

Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Cheng Li, a Chinese performance artist, was sentenced to one year of "reeducation through labor" (NSFW) for an explicit public performance on March 20...

Students at Harvard Demonstrate Support for Detained Artist Ai Weiwei

Alexandra Perloff-Giles | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
Alexandra Perloff-Giles

Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei is a prominent public intellectual known for his investigations of government corruption. Here at Harvard, his detainment was also marked last week.

China Cracks Down On Cellphones, Shakespeare Shows

New York Times | SHARON LaFRANIERE and DAVID BARBOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Ara...

The Sound of a Dog Not Barking

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

One day millions of Chinese may take to the streets, more than likely in the context of a slowing economy and/or rising inflation, but don't expect the catalyst to be an external one.

Father of China's 'Great Firewall' Admits To Skirting The Censorship He Built

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The man known as the father of China's so-called Great Firewall is defending his invention, which blocks out hundreds of thousands of foreign websites...

Yu Jie, Chinese Author, Says Chinese Premier Is Not The Reformist He Claims To Be

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HONG KONG — A book by a Chinese dissident author who says he was threatened with imprisonment argues China's premier is not a reformist nor a ma...

China Vows To Keep Blocking Online Content

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threaten...

China's Microblogs Facing New Restrictions

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down while popular Twitter-like services appear to be ...

China Allowing Searches To Google's Hong Kong Server

AllThingsD | John Paczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As opposed to outright blocking Google's search servers in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has taken a different approach by filtering the search re...

Google Is the New "CorporNation" - Half Company, Half Virtual Government

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Hanft

The United States has become a holding company -- owning big chunks of banks and car companies, naming board members -- while Google is speaking out about human rights and censorship.

Google vs. Confucius

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nicolas Berggruen

China may have invented the first printing press in 593 and published the first woodblock-printed newspaper in 713. But in 2010 it wants to curb the newest information innovation led by Google.

Internet Restored, But the Evils of Han Chauvinism, Party-State Despotism and Bankrupt Communism Remain

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

The Internet is admired as a tool for freedom of speech and citizen participation the world over. But in China, and particularly in East Turkestan, it is used to root out critics of government policies.

Hopes for the Human Rights Summit

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

In today's interconnected world, America's national security and the peace of the world is fundamentally interwoven with the advancement of human rights and democracy everywhere.

China Cracks Down On Subversive Karaoke Bars

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Clifford Coonan, The Independent One of China's most beloved institutions is being targeted by a government crackdown on vulgarity and dissent, as m...

Threatened Voices Charts Bloggers Under Attack Around The World

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Blogging from a fancy office in Soho, it is easy to forget how dangerous it can be for bloggers around the world to do their work. But just last month...

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

Put Article 19 into Action in Asia

Libby Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Libby Liu

Obama called for the lifting of restrictions on the Internet and Twitter in China. Ironically, China's state-run People's Daily online censored these very comments from its translation.

China: "Kingdom of Dwarves" Theme Park Showcases Little People

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUNMING, China -- The casting call went out across China earlier this year, in newspapers and online: Entertainers needed for a new theme park, no spe...

China Cracks Down On Online Music

Marianne Barriaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (AFP) - China has announced that all songs posted on music websites must receive prior approval and foreign lyrics must be translated into...

China, Iran: World Leaders in Blocking the Internet

Thomas Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Crampton

Iran and China stand out in the reported number of blockages of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.

How Beijing Butchered Sean Penn's "Commie, Homo-Loving" Oscar Speech

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

Around Asia, mentions of "gay" or "lesbian" were muted out of the Oscars broadcast. But the award for the most creative censorship method goes to China's CCTV for its work during Sean Penn's speech.

China Closes Websites In Effort To Block Spread Of Information

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Two more Web sites dedicated to social networking went offline in China on Tuesday amid tightening controls that have blocked Facebook...

GREEN DAM: China Scraps Filtering Software Mandate - For Now

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's state media says the government will postpone enforcement of a new rule mandating all new computers be sold with a filtering s...

China Internet Boycott Planned For July 1

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the ...

China Disables Google Functions Over Porn Links

New York Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government disabled some search engine functions on the Chinese-language Web site of Google on Friday, saying the site was linking too oft...