Google's Decision Both Humane and Good Business Sense

By Suman Srinivasan  17/01/10

NEW YORK—Google caused seismic waves in the Internet and business world on Jan. 12 by announcing that it was "no longer willing to continue censoring our results on"

Children traded in just half an hour in China

From Secret China  08/01/10

Stealing, transporting and selling children within an hour in Dongguan county, Guangdong province.

Edward McMillan-Scott: We need new powers to rein in China

The execution of Akmal Shaikh is Europe's cue to stand up to an abusive one-party state and forget trade

The Independent / 3 January 2010

he new year must see an end to ruthless regimes using human pawns in international relations. After the barbaric execution of Akmal Shaikh, the first execution of a European by China since 1951, the EU's new role in foreign relations, which begins this week, must be shaped by a commitment to its values.

Forbidden Stories of 2009 in China

From epoch times 08/01/10

The rapidly emerging and formidable force of Chinese netizens

The Chinese regime has imposed the toughest internet censorship in the sensitive year of 2009 which marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, 10th anniversary of the persecution against Falun Dafa, and the 60th anniversary of communist rule in China.

Lawyer Carlos Iglesias (second from right) and democracy activist Wei Jingsheng (center) with Falun Gong victims of persecution after testifying in Madrid.

China has the largest population of Internet users in the world, with over 300 million users in 2009. Despite the tough internet censorship, netizens have become a great force to advocate human rights and monitor government officials. They have successfully put pressure on the regime to convict a malfeasant official who was responsible for the mysterious death of Li Qiaoming in a detention center in Yunnan Province; set rape case waitress Deng Yujiao free; and to sentence a corrupt government official, Zhou Jiugeng, to 11 years in prison on charge of taking bribes. They have also exposed some regime officials for spending public money to travel to Las Vegas.

E.U. Open Hearing on Human Rights in China

From NTDTV 07/12/09

They discussed religious freedom, minority rights and political prisoners in China, among other issues. The E.U. Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights held a hearing in Brussels on Tuesday.

In China, Harper Wins Carrot Despite the Stick

Analysis: Extraordinary contrasts show Canadian PM has Chinese leaders' attention

By Jason Loftus 07/12/09

Extraordinary extremes have marked Prime Minister Stephen Harper's first China trip. Within two days of touching down, Harper scored a deal to open China's borders to Canadian pork, and then a huge pact to allow China's visitors easy approval to come to Canada, something Canadian governments have been trying fruitlessly to secure for years.

Spanish Judge Calls Top Chinese Officials to Account for Genocide

By Charlotte Cuthbertson 07/12/09

In a groundbreaking case, following a two-year investigation, a Spanish judge has accepted charges of genocide and torture in a case filed against five high-ranking CCP officials for their role in the persecution of Falun Gong.



‘Berlin Twitter Wall’ Blocked in China

By Genevieve Long 05/11/2009

A virtual wall created for Twitter users to express their thoughts and hopes on the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has been blocked in China.

Database Opens to Track Psychiatric Abuse in China

By Matthew Robertson & Grace Wu  27/10/2009

A China-based human rights group has started a database to track victims of psychiatric abuse in the country.       

Over 2,000 Protest Arrests, Pollution in Village

By Gu Qing'er  27/10/2009

An ongoing struggle between residents and a local ceramic factory over pollution has erupted in protesting, arrests, and riot police presence. When a dozen resident activists of Paibian Village, Jiedong County, Guangdong Province were arrested the morning of Oct. 22, thousands went to the local regime officials, demanding their release.

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