Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China

December 23, 2015No Comments

Xi pushes “cyber sovereignty” at the World Internet Conference in China

The 3rd World Internet Conference, initiated and hosted by China, wrapped up last week in Wuzhen. During the conference, President Xi made several remarks promoting ”cyber sovereignty”, or the idea that each country should be free to govern the internet the way they see fit. Emphasis was placed on governance and maintaining “peace and order” while still [...]

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October 18, 201111 Comments

Underachieving Chinese school children wear badge of shame: Green Scarf

From Sina At the gate of No.1 Experimental Elementary School of Weiyang District, Xi’an, children standing in lines were divided into two markedly different groups: one wearing red scarves, and the other wearing green scarves. “You don’t study well, and wear a green scarf. Mine is the real red scarf…” One kid said to another. [...]

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October 14, 20112 Comments

Female thief stripped naked, publicly shamed and abused on the street

If one thinks perp walk is a violation of a suspect’s or a defendant’s human rights, he may find the following story utterly distasteful. A woman thief was caught red-handed in the city of Taizhou, in east China’s Zhejiang province. Instead of calling the police right away, people at the scene ripped off her top [...]

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March 20, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Chinese sovereignty is sacred and inviolable!

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among many other popular foreign websites and web services, are blocked by China’s Great Firewall, an infrastructure designed to make some internet content inaccessible to Chinese internet users, unless they use proxy or VPN to get around it. Gmail and Google search engine are blocked intermittently, and even when they are [...]

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November 18, 20106 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Part 1)

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China have frosted to a freezing point since September after dispute over sovereignty of Senkaku, or Diaoyu, a group of uninhabited islets which is currently controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. If any tie between the two Asian powers is unaffected, it would be the one formed by [...]

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