Archive for September, 2007

30
Sep
07

The Unseen China

In this thirty-minute documentary we propose to look at how China’s one billion unseen ordinary citizens has been affected by China’s economic transition. And we show that corruption in economic reforms has left many Chinese poor and angry.

30
Sep
07

Prisoners in Freedom City

China AIDS activist Hu Jia video-documented the secret police who put him and his wife under house arrest from July 2006 to March 2007.

29
Sep
07

An expert sees danger in China’s weakness, not its strength

The minister of public security is a Politburo member for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, Shirk notes, but only one person with business experience has become an alternate member of the party’s Central Committee, a significantly lower rank. The security services have joined with the organizations that handle propaganda and personnel to create what Shirk calls “the control cartel” devoted to pushing the party’s new ideology, a virulent form of nationalism.

29
Sep
07

Chinese cyber-call censored

Chinese authorities have taken the rare step of censoring an article in a Communist party magazine in which a top official urged tougher action for the “enormous” damage caused by US and other western cyber-spy attacks.

27
Sep
07

Director Wang condemns censorship in mainland

Wang revealed that China was to have stumped up half the budget for the film but pulled out because it objected to a line in the script where a character says: “Communism is good, it just got into bad hands.”

26
Sep
07

China does not want another Tiananmen Square by proxy

Beijing has protected Burma’s regime till now, but a brutal response to the protests would not be in its interests

26
Sep
07

Beijing Furious with Berlin over Dalai Lama Visit

The visit “grossly interferes with the internal affairs of China,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced during a routine press conference in Beijing on Monday. The meeting “hurts the feelings of the Chinese people and seriously undermines China-Germany relations,” she said.