The Chinese government has been pushing social media companies to be more proactive in censoring content. Photo: Reuters

Latest crackdown on Chinese social media sees dozens of high-profile Weibo accounts silenced

  • Microblogging platform says accounts have been suspended or closed for publishing ‘politically harmful’ material
  • Victims of purge include outspoken liberal intellectual Yu Jianrong even though he says he stopped discussing politics two years ago
Topic |   Censorship in China

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The Chinese government has been pushing social media companies to be more proactive in censoring content. Photo: Reuters
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The four activists were arrested in 2016 after putting labels on bottles of baijiu that paid tribute to the Tiananmen Square protest. Photo: Handout

Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man liquor label’ protester sentenced to 3½ years in prison

  • Chen Bing, last of four defendants to face trial, found guilty of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’
  • Supporters say he pleaded not guilty in court and judge rejected lawyers’ efforts to use accounts from parents of victims of 1989 crackdown in his defence
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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The four activists were arrested in 2016 after putting labels on bottles of baijiu that paid tribute to the Tiananmen Square protest. Photo: Handout
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