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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 »

Posted in China, Crime against humanity, Human Rights, Law, Politics, World | Comments Off on Stop using illicit Chinese organ transplants: experts

Chinese scholars’ open letter calls for political reforms

Posted by Author on February 27, 2013


Some of China’s most prominent scholars, journalists and activists have released an open letter urging leaders to implement political reforms, for the second time in three months.

More than 100 people signed the open letter urging Beijing to ratify an international human rights treaty.

The letter was posted on several prominent Chinese websites and blogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Politics, Social, World | Comments Off on Chinese scholars’ open letter calls for political reforms

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 »

Posted in Businessman, China, Human Rights, Law, People, Politics, Torture, World | Comments Off on Activist Exposed Video Of Tortured Chinese Businessman

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 »

Posted in China, Communication, Human Rights, Media, Politics, Press freedom, radio, Technology, UK, World | Comments Off on BBC “strongly condemned” China’s “deliberate” Blocking of Shortwave Service Broadcasts

Experts: China has hacked most of Washington Institutions

Posted by Author on February 20, 2013


WASHINGTON — Start asking security experts which powerful Washington institutions have been penetrated by Chinese cyberspies, and this is the usual answer: almost all of them.

The list of those hacked in recent years includes law firms, think tanks, news organizations, human rights groups, contractors, congressional offices, embassies and federal agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, hacking, Internet, Politics, Technology, USA, World | 2 Comments »

China military unit behind many hacking attacks on U.S., cybersecurity firm says

Posted by Author on February 20, 2013


A shadowy unit of China’s vast army, tucked away in a nondescript office building in the thriving business hub of Shanghai, is behind a huge proportion of the hacking attacks on U.S. websites, according to an American cybersecurity firm.

Mandiant released a detailed 60-page report (PDF) Tuesday claiming its “research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China is tasking the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to commit systematic cyber espionage and data theft against organizations around the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, Internet, military, Politics, Technology, USA, website, World | Comments Off on China military unit behind many hacking attacks on U.S., cybersecurity firm says

Clearer Than Ever: Chinese Government’s Link to Cyber Espionage

Posted by Author on February 20, 2013


It has become an article of faith in the information security world that the Chinese government is behind many advanced persistent threats (APTs)—sophisticated, long-term cyber-attacks that target companies for their intellectual property and trade secrets. Expressing the belief is easy, but proving it has been another matter. But one security firm may have the proof. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, Internet, military, Politics, Technology, USA, World | Comments Off on Clearer Than Ever: Chinese Government’s Link to Cyber Espionage

Security Report: Chinese Military Unit 61398 in Shanghai is Behind US Cyber Attacks

Posted by Author on February 20, 2013


A Virginia-based cyber security firm has released a new report alleging a specific Chinese military unit is likely behind one of the largest cyber espionage and attack campaigns aimed at American infrastructure and corporations.

In the report, released today by Mandiant, China’s Unit 61398 is blamed for stealing “hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations” since 2006, including 115 targets in the U.S. Twenty different industrial sectors were targeted in the attacks, Mandiant said, from energy and aerospace to transportation and financial institutions. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, East China, Internet, military, News, Politics, shanghai, Technology, World | Comments Off on Security Report: Chinese Military Unit 61398 in Shanghai is Behind US Cyber Attacks

China Is USA’s #1 Cyber Threat: U.S. Govt. Report

Posted by Author on February 14, 2013


A new report by the National Intelligence Estimate confirms that China is America’s biggest cyber threat.

The report is classified, but people with knowledge of the findings spoke to The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, hacking, Internet, Politics, Technology, USA, World | Comments Off on China Is USA’s #1 Cyber Threat: U.S. Govt. Report

U.S.- China’s target of massive cyber-espionage campaign

Posted by Author on February 14, 2013


A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, according to individuals familiar with the report.

The National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions to gain access to data that could be used for economic gain. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, cyber attack, hacking, Internet, Politics, Technology, USA, World | 1 Comment »

Is China’s Xi Jinping Targeting to Take Down Zhou Yongkang?

Posted by Author on February 12, 2013


Sichuan’s former deputy Party Chief Li Chuncheng was one of the first senior officials to go, after Chinese leader Xi Jinping announced his intentions against corruption last November.

That move may be in preparations to take down another man—former security chief, Zhou Yongkang. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Official, People, Politics, World, Zhou Yongkang | Comments Off on Is China’s Xi Jinping Targeting to Take Down Zhou Yongkang?

Chinese Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence over call for democracy; Lawyer Silenced by Court

Posted by Author on February 9, 2013


Sources told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that during the three-hour appeals hearing on February 7, 2013 that ended without a ruling, the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court repeatedly interrupted the lawyers for Shenzhen police officer Wang Dengchao (王登朝), who was sentenced to 14 years in prison on “embezzlement” and “obstructing official business.” Wang, 38, has maintained that these charges were trumped-up.

Wang’s wife, Li Yangting (李彥婷), who attended the hearing, said, “Wang said in court, ‘I did not embezzle even one cent. I demand an open and fair hearing of my case, so that everyone can see clearly whether I have committed crimes. I would accept even the death penalty if I could have an open and fair hearing.’” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Guangdong, Law, People, Police, Politics, SE China, Shenzhen, Social, World | Comments Off on Chinese Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence over call for democracy; Lawyer Silenced by Court

Canadian University To Close China-linked Confucius Institute

Posted by Author on February 8, 2013


McMaster University has decided to close the Confucius Institute that it has hosted since 2008, the Hamilton, Ontario-based university announced Feb 7.

The decision was made because of the hiring practices of the Beijing-linked Confucius Institute (CI), which recruits its instructors in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Canada, China, Education, Politics, World | Comments Off on Canadian University To Close China-linked Confucius Institute

China’s Southern Province Yunnan Suspends Sentencing to Labor Camps

Posted by Author on February 8, 2013


China’s Yunnan Province will no longer hand out sentences to forced labor camps, according to a state media report. The announcement is the latest specific policy curtailing the use of the controversial and often abused institutions, after the new leadership said it would halt or reform the work camp system.

Meng Sutie, head of Yunnan’s Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC), which controls all security services in the province, announced at a provincial PLAC meeting on Feb. 5 that Yunnan would immediately stop sending people to reeducation through labor camps on grounds such as “threatening national security,” “causing unrest through petitioning,” and “smearing the image of officials,” Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua reported on Feb. 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Labor camp, Law, Politics, Social, South China, World, Yunnan | Comments Off on China’s Southern Province Yunnan Suspends Sentencing to Labor Camps

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 »

Posted in China, cyber attack, hacking, Human Rights, Internet, People, Politics, Press freedom, Technology, World | Comments Off on Drawing lessons from Chinese attacks on US media

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 »

Posted in censorship, China, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, intellectual, People, Politics, World | Comments Off on Chinese Intellectuals Avoid Key Issues Amid Censorship Fears, Says Award-winning Author

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 »

Posted in China, Human Rights, Law, Lawyer, Official, People, Politics, Social, World, Zhou Yongkang | Comments Off on Chinese lawyer hit out openly at former security chief Zhou Yongkang: “a traitor to the people”

The Authority Ringleaders Behind The Petitioner-Interception Lawsuit Escape Justice

Posted by Author on February 7, 2013


In 2012, China’s first lawsuit from intercepting and detaining petitioners got widespread media attention. On February 5th in Beijing, ten accused offenders were all given jail terms ranging from six months to two years. However, the petitioners were dissatisfied with the verdict, as the court ignored the ringleaders’ liabilities. They decided to continue to appeal.

According to Radio Free Asia, the petitioner victim were angry with the verdict. They felt it dissociated the defendants from the authorities. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Beijing, China, Law, Official, Politics, Social, World | Comments Off on The Authority Ringleaders Behind The Petitioner-Interception Lawsuit Escape Justice

Chinese Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Denounced Zhou Yongkang on Top 3 Micro-blog

Posted by Author on February 7, 2013


On February 6th Pu Zhiqiang (real-name),  renowned human rights lawyer, denounced Zhou Yongkang using the top three micro-blog services in China. Lawyer Pu called for reevaluation of China’s stability preservation existing in the last decade. In his blog post, he indicated that Zhou Yongkang brought disasters upon China and the people.

Lawyer Pu wrote, that for China wants to walk out of shadow of stability maintenance, it has to purge the Zhou-dominated pattern of social order maintenance. He said that Zhou Yongkang has, directly or indirectly, created countless tragedies in China. He is a real enemy of the people! Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Chinese still hacking us,’ says Wall Street Journal owner

Posted by Author on February 6, 2013


Several U.S. media outlets experienced a massive wave of cyberattacks allegedly coming from the Chinese military over the last few months. While some newspapers have claimed that their networks are now safe, the Wall Street Journal may still be a victim of the online onslaught.

The newspaper’s owner Rupert Murdock tweeted today, “Chinese still hacking us, or were over weekend.”

The Wall Street Journal confirmed last week that it had been the target of cyberattacks in recent months because of its coverage of China. Apparently, hackers infiltrated the newspaper’s computer system through its Beijing bureau in order to monitor the paper’s coverage of the Far East country. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Are Chinese Government Hackers Looking For?

Posted by Author on February 5, 2013


Recent hacker attacks on U.S. media organizations thought to have originated in China are likely to have been motivated by a desire to uncover the sources of information embarrassing to leaders in Beijing, according to Chinese communications and security experts.

Last week, The New York Times newspaper accused hackers traced to China of “persistently” infiltrating its computer networks over the last four months, sparking an angry denial from Beijing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Chinese Leaders Can’t Bring on True Reform

Posted by Author on February 4, 2013


China’s outgoing Premier, Wen Jiabao, has outlined a list of undertakings the Chinese regime needs to do to properly govern the country. Wen talked about the need for democracy, rule of law and warned that the current concentration of power is the root cause of corruption.

But the speech on January 23 wasn’t publicized until more than a week later by state-run Qiushi Journal. Parts of Wen’s words were also removed. Read the rest of this entry »

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