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Internet fever, state control and the hunger for free information
The following are some of the individuals known to have been detained or sentenced to prison as a result of posting material on the Internet. SENTENCED Guo Qinghai
Legend , AOL’s partner in China, runs its own Chinese-language “human rights page” on FM365 at http://news.fm365.com/guoji/zhuanti/humanright/ , under the title, “Be concerned about human rights” (guanzhu renquan). At the top in an eyecatching advertisement, the logos of AOL and Legend flash...
Correction: In 2003, HRIC erroneously reported that Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai were charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” The actual charge was “subversion of state power.” The correction has been made in this press release. Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang...
Correction: In 2003, HRIC erroneously reported that Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai were charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” The actual charge was “subversion of state power.” The correction has been made in this press release. Beijing Municipal People's Procuratorate...
China’s journalists battle local interests and censorship to get the news out Packed full of murder and mayhem, gossip and sport, the Chinese media increasingly reflect an addiction to sensational news similar to that of media in more democratic parts of the world. But the virtual absence of real...
To: The Honorable Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Your Excellency , My name is Gao Qinrong. I am a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a former correspondent of Shanxi Youth Daily. I worked as a correspondent for the Journalist Observer magazine of Xinhua News...
Hong Kong’s record on race discrimination under review In arguing for comprehensive legislation outlawing racial discrimination in Hong Kong, a UN committee blundered into the sensitive territory of the division of responsibility between the Hong Kong government and Beijing under one country, two...
The following organizations from Hong Kong attended the CERD hearing to present a contrasting picture of the situation in the territory to that of the government. HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR The Monitor, one of the territory’s major human rights groups, submitted an in-depth report to the CERD...
China’s record on racial discrimination under review This summer, the record of the People’s Republic of China on combating racial discrimination was reviewed by the United Nations. B□TRICE LAROCHE , who attended the meeting, describes the wide range of issues that were discussed at the CERD...

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