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  • Aug 30, 2014
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Culture of the People'S Republic of China

Crackdown on talent show won't deter rivals

Several mainland television networks have confirmed they intend to go ahead with their talent shows despite a ban on the nation's most high-profile show, Hunan TV's Happy Girls.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

Radicals and religion on a rowdy Sunday

The central government's liaison office had a rowdy Easter Sunday as two of the city's most radical parties and a religious group banned on the mainland rallied outside during the day.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Review of visa decision sought

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hu puts an end to the pomp of foreign arrivals

When President Hu Jintao touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland there were no cheering, flag-waving students or rosy-cheeked children clutching bouquets of flowers to be seen.

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Black Hawk online hacker group shut down; suspects arrested

One of the biggest online hacker organisations on the mainland has been shut down, and three of its leaders arrested, according to the Wuhan Evening News.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Phone calls criticise ban on Falun Gong-linked dance group

People in Hong Kong have been bombarded with pre-recorded phone messages recently criticising the government's decision to deny visas for some members of a dance troupe affiliated with the Falun Gong.

The group confirmed it had been contacted by residents about the calls, but denied sending them.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Six artists in Falun Gong show denied work visas

The Immigration Department is being called upon to explain its last-minute rejection of visa applications for six members of a US-based dance troupe that has been invited by Hong Kong's main Falun Gong group.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

quote of the week

'There is no turning back for Google ... the die is cast. It is highly unlikely that the government will sit down and talk with Google over a deal because such a compromise would be viewed as face-losing and amounting to a public acknowledgment that its internet control is wrong'

Liu Deyou, internet law professor at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hacker union denies hit on Google

They are young, gifted and hack - and they want you to know they had nothing to do with the cyber-attacks that prompted Google to announce it was prepared to pull out of China.

They admit some of their brethren waged electronic warfare last week against the Iranian Cyber Army but say members act based on a sense of honour, not instructions from Beijing.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Appeal court criticises government secrecy

The Court of Appeal has criticised the government for not disclosing information backing its ban on four Falun Gong practitioners in February 2003.

It said the government had breached its duty of 'full and frank disclosure'.

Despite that, the court was unable to conclude it had acted arbitrarily or without a proper reason.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am