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  1. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    85 people 'arrested or detained' as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 06:16pm by AFP

    ... in a decline in use of microblogs. Dong Rubin, a blogger known for criticising Communist Party officials, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail as part of the campaign last month, state media ...

  2. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Peking University says liberal professor Xia Yeliang fired for ‘poor teaching’

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... of intellectuals, dissidents and others urging pluralist democracy in China. But Peking University said in a statement on its microblog account on Saturday that Xia was the school’s worst-ranked teacher ... opposed, one abstained, and three people did not attend. Users of China’s popular microblog service Sina Weibo expressed doubt about the motives for sacking Xia. One commentator using the name ...

  3. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Outspoken billionaire Wang Gongquan denied bail

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 07:27pm by Chris Luo

    ... request for Wang’s bail,” prominent lawyer Chen Youxi, also Wang’s attorney, wrote in a post on his Sina Weibo microblog. Chen cited the police as saying the bail application had failed to prove ... investigation,” ‘Huazong’ jokingly said on his microblog with regard to a photo of him posted eating noodles in a restaurant. Wang, a 52-year-old former venture capitalist, has been kept in custody since ...

  4. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Activist scholar Yu Jianrong dismisses claims he has sought ‘exile’ in remote village

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 04:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of his blog and microblog to post pictures of child beggars so as to help abducted children find their parents. Thousands of photos flooded in. Yu later set up a nursing institution for child ... houses are deserted. He said they wanted to rebuild the village and make it part of Yu’s wider research on how to make rural life more sustainable. Yu, in one of several microblog posts from ...

  5. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    China crackdown on online rumours seen as tactic to silence critics

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 04:44pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... the crackdown a significant, if crude, expansion of powers to police the internet and a blow to those who rely on microblogs to disseminate information that is often not monitored as strictly as traditional media. “I am really scared now that any whistleblowing might lead to an arrest,” said Zhou Ze, a rights lawyer with more than 165,000 followers on the Twitter-like microblog Sina Weibo. ...

  6. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Peking University expels liberal economist Xia Yeliang

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... teaching there. Rumours that Xia was facing expulsion had swirled in academic circles and on discussions on China’s popular microblogs for months, with many commentators saying such a move would ...



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