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  1. Internet activist Du Daobin freed but deprived of political rights for 2 years

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Prominent writer and internet activist Du Daobin was released from a Hubei prison yesterday after serving a three-year sentence for 'inciting subversion of state power'. But Human Rights in China says Du was ordered to remain silent after being deprived of his political rights for two years, prohibiting him from voting, accepting interviews, making ...

  2. 70pc of people believe officials fear internet's power to expose them

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most mainlanders believe officials are scared of the internet because of its potential to expose their personal information, workplace malpractice or rule-breaking activities, a recent survey has found. The survey, on the portal people.com.cn, canvassed more than 5,900 internet users, while about 300 officials filled in a questionnaire distributed by People's Forum ...

  3. Internet users' convictions upheld

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The convictions of three internet users for defamation were upheld yesterday by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court. They will be jailed for up to two years for posting the petition of an alleged rape victim's mother online. Fujian resident Lin Xiuying, is convinced the sudden death of her 25-year-old daughter, KTV hostess Yan Xiaoling, in February 2008 was the result ...

  4. Beijing learns to use the internet to log into and act on the pulse of a nation

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... to the internet and find new ways of leading public opinion'. Among propaganda authorities, experts and journalists it was a milestone, and 12 months on, the president's remarks continue to have ... to adjust to the new media environment and was learning to use the internet to monitor the behaviour of grass-roots officials. 'Personally I believe the top leaders have lost trust ...

  5. Fraudster jailed 21 months for 'Kinki's boat trip' internet scam

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or 'Kinki Wants to Die' after receiving invitations via an internet chat room, apparently from her. Fung Yick-ki, who had pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud, was convicted by Deputy District Court Judge Anthony Yuen Wai-ming on December 8 and yesterday sentenced to 21 months in jail. Judge Yuen said that a deterrent term was warranted because internet scams were ...

  6. Internet dissident jailed for three years

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A disabled internet activist has been jailed for three years on charges of attempting to subvert state power. Luo Yongzhong, 35, was sentenced by the Changchun Intermediate ... owner, who has a crippled right leg, was taken into custody on June 14 at his flat in Changchun city. His last essay was posted on the internet only a day before his detention. Yesterday, he ...

  7. Internet a powerful tool in Bahrain's push for democracy

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Kinninmont

    ... on to the internet.' Bahrain's bloggers come from a wide range of backgrounds and political perspectives, united only by the excitement of self-expression in a country where most of the media ... this. 'This site came before even the government had a website. They still don't understand what the internet means, especially the idea of live chat. I hadn't even seen ...

  8. letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fund is more a PR exercise for tycoons Poor families can hardly cope with rising inflation, even when there are government subsidies. I think the Community Care Fund is a controversial initiative. The goal seems to be to reduce resentment against the rich ...

  9. Injustice, corruption given greater national focus by online reporting, study finds

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai More people are using new internet tools such as microblog services and mobile internet to expose injustice and corruption, a study by mainland prosecutors has found. Officials ... the internet to follow and discuss controversial judicial events such as the trial of Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang in Chongqing this year. Li was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison in February ...

  10. Zhejiang mulls ban on 'human flesh' search engines

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials. Similar moves by other administrations have sparked an outcry on the internet, with more than 90 per cent of internet users on the people. com portal opposing such legislation and saying that the investigations are a force for good that help stamp out wrongdoing. About 80 per cent of internet users said prohibiting human flesh searches would help shield corrupt officials, the Yangtse Evening Post ...




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