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Anti-rumour campaign

Guangdong blogger sues police over punishment for spreading rumours about war heroes

Statues of "Five heroes of Langyashan" are seen in a museum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Guangdong blogger has sued local police after they accused him of circulating “rumours” about five renowned Chinese heroes, detained him for seven days and confiscated his computer, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Thursday.

Thursday, 12 December, 2013, 7:22pm

'Environmental expert' arrested in anti-rumour campaign

Dong Liangjie. Photo: Weibo screenshot

Chinese authorities on Saturday named and shamed an “environmental expert” as a nationwide “rumour” crackdown campaign continues.

The arrest of 47-year old Dong Liangjie on suspicion of “inciting trouble” in Beijing marks the latest detention by police of a series of at least dozens of bloggers in China accused of fabricating and spreading online rumours.

30 Sep 2013 - 4:41pm 1 comment

Is a 16-year-old boy's release a victory for netizens in China’s internet crackdown?

Activist lawyers Wang Shihhua and You Feizhu in Zhangjiachuan, Gansu, on Sunday. Screenshot via Sina Weibo

A photo of a defiant teenager was circulating widely on Chinese social media on Monday morning. His firm stare, his "V for victory" hand gesture and his apt choice of outfit, a sweater with the slogan “Make the change”, matched the defiant mood of the group of activist lawyers who had publicised his case nationwide last week and were rewarded with a rare victory.

25 Sep 2013 - 1:41pm 2 comments