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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

    ... dominated regime, when they register, CCTV said. Hundreds of millions of Chinese use the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, and messaging app WeChat, among other online services. The latest regulations ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Academic's talk on freedom cancelled after sharing Tiananmen image online

    Posted May 15th 2014, 06:27pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Chow Po-chung, an associate professor at Chinese University’s department of government and public administration, announced on Facebook and Weibo last night that his lecture at Sun Yat-sen ... wrote on Weibo last night. The post has since been deleted. Chow received an e-mail on Wednesday at 3pm from Sun Yat-sen University Youth, the student group who had organised the talk, informing ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ... celebrities or academics. Weibo users known for political and social commentary have been detained in recent weeks, enforcing fears that rumour-mongering is not the target of the law. Wang Gongquan, ...

  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

    ... beggars. At the beginning of this year he launched a similar campaign shaming military officials or their families for driving luxury vehicles. Every day, Weibo users sent him photos of limousines and SUVs with military licence plates, which he occasionally shares with his 1.8 million followers on Weibo. Wang Peng, a well-known human rights defence lawyer accompanying Yu to Guizhou, said ...

  5. 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 ... social network, said on his Weibo page he had met Wang at the detention centre on Wednesday morning. Wang had maintained his innocence and challenged the allegations made against him. Wang said ...

  6. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Detained teenager, not Bo Xilai, focus of online debate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 05:14pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... explanation of the death of a karaoke bar manager on September 12 in three posts on his Tencent weibo account last week. He has since been placed under criminal detention for “inciting trouble”. ... to Gansu and offer their assistance to Wang and You if the teenager is not released soon. Many weibo users meanwhile have resorted to sarcasm. “Secretary Liu is great, Director Bai is great!” many ...

  7. 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

    ... 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 ...

  8. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    16-year-old arrested in online rumour case claims brutal beating, threats by police

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 05:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... said on his Sina Weibo account that he had been repeatedly assaulted by five or six police officers during his detention. He said the law enforcers slapped him on the face and kicked him hard ...



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