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    Reporters Without Borders said in it’s 2005 special report titled “Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency”, that “Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party”, “particularly during the SARS epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese.”
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Gao Zhisheng Released With Broken Teeth, Wife Fears Husband Tortured

Posted by Author on August 7, 2014


Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng  was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Dissident Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Released From Prison But Under Close Surveillance

Posted by Author on August 7, 2014


Authorities at remote Shaya Prison in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday released prominent dissident and rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng at the end of a jail term of nearly three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Underestimating Bad Faith: Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits- The EU’s and China

Posted by Author on July 30, 2014


– Author(s):  Sophie Richardson, Published in: Human Rights in China

It’s been a quarter of a century since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in China, one of the events that spurred governments around the world into putting human rights on their foreign policy agendas. And since that time, diplomats, activists, scholars, and others have debated the best ways to support respect for human rights in China, especially in light of the government’s extraordinary intransigence on this issue, now reinforced by the country’s growing international influence and economic might. In the 1990s, the standard diplomatic tools included linking trade with human rights progress, pressuring Beijing to release individuals from jail and sometimes into exile, adopting resolutions criticizing China’s record at United Nations fora, and trying to engage Chinese officials in more systematic discussions about human rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Book “Vaginal Coma” Exposes Inhuman Sexual Torture in China’s Masanjia Labor Camp

Posted by Author on July 28, 2014


Vaginal Coma, a new book revealing the brutal sexual torture of female Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners detained in Masanjia Labor Camp in China, was published in Hong Kong on July 21.

The book is by former New York Times photojournalist Du Bin. In May 2013 he released in Hong Kong a documentary film on the same topic, Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp. In 2011 Du published the book Toothbrush in 2011 in Taiwan on the torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two More House Churches Raided by Police in China’s Xinjiang Region

Posted by Author on August 1, 2013


China Aid has learned of two more police raids on house churches in Xinjiang. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bodies at a Vienna Exhibition- Chinese Police, Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai

Posted by Author on July 27, 2013


By ETHAN GUTMANN-

Vienna

I have taken my first steps into “Body Worlds,” an exhibition at Vienna’s Museum of Natural History, and it has sparked a memory. The room where I am standing—dark, somber, strangely hushed—exhibits fetuses at various stages of development, placed on blocks that evoke a pagan circle of standing stones. The show’s mastermind, German doctor Gunther von Hagens, has suctioned all the liquid and fat from the small bodies and filled the soft tissues with hard plastic through his ingenious process of “plastination.” Usually, if you see a fetus in a museum, it is floating in a jar of liquid and is red or yellow and translucent. These bodies seem to be flat gray, and that is what ignites the flashback, a surreal freeze-frame of my son, born a month prematurely by C-section: As the medical staff pulled him out of my wife’s womb, just for a second, his flesh looked gray. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in all Hot Topic, China, Dalian, Human Rights, Liaoning, NE China, News, Organ harvesting, World | 1 Comment »

Significant jump of China’s censorship capabilities before the Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Posted by Author on June 1, 2013


Beginning early Friday morning, users of Sina Corp.’s massively popular Weibo microblog were able to search for information about one of the most sensitive incidents in recent Chinese history: the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

In a serious shift of censorship tactics just days ahead of the anniversary of the government’s bloody June 4, 1989 crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen, Sina appears to have begun to allow searches for terms associated with the highly sensitive event. But instead of turning up content related to the incident, searches yield results that have nothing to do with the protests or the government’s heavy-handed response. Read the rest of this entry »

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Censored and Frustrated Chinese People Send Complaints to White House Website

Posted by Author on May 29, 2013


The Chinese people would like President Barack Obama to stop an oil refinery from being built in southern China, endorse sweet-flavoured tofu and reopen an 18-year-old criminal probe of a poisoning case. And while he’s at it, if he wouldn’t mind mobilising US troops to liberate Hong Kong, as well as China as a whole, that would be great, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Wants To Block “Human Flesh Search Engine”

Posted by Author on May 25, 2013


On May 21st the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) internal magazine “Hong Qi Wen Gao” published an article which stated that “Constitutionalism is a characteristic of Capitalism, not Socialism”. This opinion triggered a public outcry in China, and has become a sitting duck for critics. Someone noticed that another article in the same volume reacted against the “human flesh search engine”, stating that “Human flesh search engine is a type of tyranny by the majority and is an invasion of privacy”. However, some argued that as Chinese civilians are not protected by Constitutionalism, “human flesh search engine” turns out to be their only weapon to supervise the CCP so it should not be taken away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silicon Valley Inventor Refuses $60M Research Funds From China for “knowing people are losing their lives”

Posted by Author on May 24, 2013


Jeffrey Van Middlebrook, a polymath inventor in Silicon Valley, in 2006 figured out a way to sequester gas from waste combustion that, if brought to an industrial scale, could be worth a fortune.

Middlebrook invented the system in his workshop, and called it the broad-spectrum fractional sequestration combustion gas liquefier. After making it work on a small scale, he went shopping for funding domestically. Neither the government nor private enterprise was willing to offer the kind of money needed to bring the invention from the workshop to an industrial scale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Snubbed by Cameron, Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Accuses UK of Kowtowing to China

Posted by Author on May 21, 2013


  • Chen Guangcheng is in UK to receive award for exposing ‘gendercide’
  • But request to meet with the Prime Minister has been snubbed
  • Human rights campaigner says David Cameron is kowtowing to Beijing

A blind anti-abortion activist forced to flee China after suffering years of torture and persecution has accused the British government of running scared from Beijing. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Activist, Chen Guangcheng, China, Human Rights, People, Politics, UK, World | 1 Comment »

Stop using illicit Chinese organ transplants: experts

Posted by Author on February 27, 2013


‘BLOODY HARVEST’:More than 88% of Taiwanese who go abroad for their transplants go to China, where forced harvesting from executed prisoners is reportedly common

Foreign medical and legal specialists yesterday discussed legislative developments in their home countries on regulating organ transplants abroad and urged the Taiwanese government to recognize the seriousness of the organ-harvesting crimes perpetrated in China and to legislate against organ transplants using illicit or unknown organ sources. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Judge Calls Himself “Hooligan” in Torture Video

Posted by Author on February 27, 2013


Wuhan businessman Xu Chongyang is a free man after being arrested in 2011 for speaking out about forced demolition. He was freed on January 5th, and now a shocking video of his torture has surfaced.

Chinese rights activist Hu Jia obtained footage. He published it on Boxun, an overseas news portal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Activist Exposed Video Of Tortured Chinese Businessman

Posted by Author on February 26, 2013


Xu Chongyang, a businessman from Wuhan, was arrested in 2011, for being critical to Bo Xilai.

On January 5, 2013, his jail service has expired, and he was released.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alleged him behind the scene of being “Chinese Jasmine Revolution” provocateur and “US spy.” Beijing court sentenced him to 19 months in jail for fraud crime. Read the rest of this entry »

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BBC “strongly condemned” China’s “deliberate” Blocking of Shortwave Service Broadcasts

Posted by Author on February 26, 2013


The BBC has “strongly condemned” the “deliberate and co-ordinated” jamming of the BBC World Service by authorities in China.

On Monday the corporation issued a statement after receiving reports that its shortwave frequencies were being blocked in China. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wife of Jailed Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Appeals to Obama Administration

Posted by Author on February 9, 2013


Geng He, wife of imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng called on President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to raise their voices for her husband’s release, in an interview Jan 30 with the Sound of Hope Radio network (SOH).

Geng fled China with the couple’s two children in 2009, and they are currently living in the United States. Gao Zhisheng has been in and out of prison and brutally tortured for his outspokenness about the lack of human rights in China and for defending members of blacklisted groups, including Falun Gong practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Drawing lessons from Chinese attacks on US media

Posted by Author on February 8, 2013


Not every media company is as tempting a target for hackers as The New York Times, The Washington Post, or The Wall Street Journal. Not every company can afford high-priced computer security consultants, either. Is there anything that everyday reporters and their editors can learn about protecting themselves, based on the revelatory details the Times and other targets made public last week?

As we wrote at the time, the cyber-attacks on the Times, the Post, and the Journal came as no surprise to foreign reporters working in China or elsewhere who repeatedly face fake emails, custom malware, and hacking attacks on their webmail. But the level of access that the hackers obtained at the Times’ main offices, and the publication of details by their technical advisers, can be instructive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Intellectuals Avoid Key Issues Amid Censorship Fears, Says Award-winning Author

Posted by Author on February 8, 2013


Chinese writers have shirked their responsibilities in the face of tougher censorship over the past 10 years, one of the country’s authors has said.

Yan Lianke, whose bleakly humorous novel Lenin’s Kisses is published in Britain on Thursday, had two books banned in the past decade. He said it had been easier to publish in the five years before that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nightmare Continues for the Survivor of China’s Masanjia Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on February 7, 2013


It’s a hell on earth. The Masanjia Labor Camp in China’s northeastern Liaoning has become synonymous with the brutality of the Chinese regime’s shady legal system.

Now, one survivor of the camp’s heinous torture has put out a detailed video re-enacting her personal hell. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Human Rights, Law, Liaoning, NE China, People, Religious, Social, Torture, World | Comments Off on Nightmare Continues for the Survivor of China’s Masanjia Labor Camp Torture

Chinese lawyer hit out openly at former security chief Zhou Yongkang: “a traitor to the people”

Posted by Author on February 7, 2013


Prominent Beijing-based human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has hit out openly at China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang, calling him “a traitor to the people.”

In a post made to his verified accounts on Twitter-like services run by Sina, Tencent and Sohu, Pu said the domestic security system masterminded by Zhou had brought tragedy to many, directly or indirectly. Read the rest of this entry »

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1,900 Chinese Sign Petition to Release 2 Falun Gong Practitioners

Posted by Author on February 6, 2013


Over 1,900 Chinese people in northeastern China have signed a petition calling for the release of two elderly women who were jailed for several years for practicing Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice that has been persecuted for over 13 years.

The two women, Zhang Mingfeng and Zhang Guizhi, who are both believed to be in their 60s, were arrested after an undercover policeman asked them for a DVD containing information about Shen Yun Performing Arts, a dance and musical performance that tours the world, presenting traditional Chinese culture independent of the regime, according to its website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twitter Does Not Want to be the ‘Sacrifices’ to work in China: CEO

Posted by Author on February 6, 2013


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the social-networking giant won’t “make the kind of sacrifices” necessary to be allowed to work in China and Iran.

In an interview with the The Wall Street Journal published today, Costolo addressed the question of whether Twitter would like to be available in China and Iran by replying that the company is not willing to filter out the kind of politically sensitive material that government officials in those two countries would require in order to be allowed to function there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cyber-attack on the NY Times Was Directed by the Communist Propaganda Department- Insider Says

Posted by Author on February 3, 2013


A CCP top-level insider verified the cyber-attack on the New York Times was directed by the CCP Publicity Department.

Buxun.com reported on February 2nd that Beijing Top level revealed the cyber-attack on the New York Times was on the orders of Publicity Department network management office.

The message revealed that Liu Yunshan, Liu Qibao and the head of network management office Wang Chen were masterminds in the cyber attack. Read the rest of this entry »

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