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  1. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Chinese bloggers ‘naïve’ for meeting John Kerry over internet censorship, says Beijing paper

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... legal system.” The Chinese government claims internet censorship is a necessary measure and a legal one. Online searches for information deemed politically sensitive by the Chinese government ... Sino-US relationship would ultimately lead to an improvement in internet freedom and human rights in China”. “The Chinese government views internet censorship as a matter of national security ...

  2. News - China Insider - Hu Yaobang

    Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:49pm by Chris Luo

    ... censorship. Last Friday, news reports of retired Chinese President Hu Jintao paying a rare visit to Hu’s former residence in Hunan province were met by a heavy media blackout. Internet pages covering ... of the famous reformist leader The Chinese government on Tuesday took a more tolerant stance to online censorship on the anniversary of the death of former Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang, whose death ...

  3. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Chinese worried about more censorship as Xi Jinping heads new web security panel

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 02:02pm by Amy Li

    ... the bureaucrat handpicked by the new administration as the country’s internet tsar and a member in Xi's steering group, will likely impose tougher censorship on social media and online forums. Lu, ... with censorship and official monitoring for a long time.  But Wang said he's confident that China's IT industry, especially mobile internet businesses, will keep growing at a high speed. ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Top China internet regulator under graft probe after chief's suicide

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STAFF

    ... is also called the State Information Office, and the fifth bureau handles internet censorship, regulation and expanding the government's voice on the Web. No details on Gao's case were ... Staff Reporters Top internet regulator netted in graft probe A top mainland internet regulator has been placed under investigation for graft, less than a month after a fellow supervisor ...


    Top official with internet regulator focus of graft inquiry

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:26pm

    ... Communication Office of the Communist Party’s Central Committee. The ICO is anther name for the State Council Information Office, and the fifth bureau is charged with internet censorship, regulation ... Staff Reporters Investigation of Gao Jianyun comes after suicide of former boss at State Council Information Office A top internet regulator on the mainland, Gao Jianyun, has been placed ...

  6. News - China

    China internet 'experiment' called 'censorship at its worst' as Tiananmen anniversary nears

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 07:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China is experimenting with more subtle methods to censor internet search results ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according ... of “censorship at its worst”, with users duped into believing the keyword they were searching for was not a sensitive topic. Troops killed hundreds of protesters during the pro-democracy protests ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    It's an Internet crackdown Party, more so lately than usual

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:06pm by John Kennedy

    ... yesterday. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which plays a role in regulating the internet, even announced last month that the internet would be cut off from the rest of the world ... can demonstrate in great detail how companies like Baidu and Sina Weibo have been recruited to assist authorities in their censorship efforts to shut down discussions regarding  Politburo ...

  8. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Reappearance of Google.cn site spurs speculation of internet giant's return

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Is US internet giant Google’s Chinese site google.cn making a comeback to the mainland? Some Chinese media have reported that the site, which has not been accessible in the mainland after an open split between Google and the Chinese government over internet censorship in 2010, was available for search queries for some time around Sunday midnight. ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Internet censorship and the political economy of control

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 10:56am by John Kennedy

    ... to manipulate public opinion, control local government and stabilise the ruling regime. Local-level politicians have responded to this Internet-driven change in various ways. On the one hand, they try to exercise better and more transparent governance. On the other hand, they pay for lobbyists in Beijing to persuade those who control the Internet to delete potentially “dangerous” Weibo messages. ...

  10. News - China

    Pakistani netizen seeks solidarity from Chinese against censorship

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 02:27pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Sana Saleem calls for solidarity against China’s government and companies aiding internet censorship in an open letter What do China and its longtime partner Pakistan have ... calling for international and national companies to bid for censorship technology, we wrote letters to internet surveillance companies, most of them are western companies.” she said, “Five ...




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