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A set of rules aimed at countering the “abuse” of information obtained by news personnel in the course of news gathering and other related professional activities went into effect on June 30, 2014. (See HRIC’s English translation below.) The rules, issued by the State Administration of Press,...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In the 1970s, an article in Undergrad —a periodical published by the Student Council of the University of Hong Kong (HKU)—resonated with many people with its description of Hong Kong as a “free yet undemocratic” city. Although people argued over whether Hong...
January 7, 2013 [English translation by Human Rights in China]
Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962
By the beginning of 2009, the Chinese authorities had worked out a comprehensive content monitoring system for the Internet.
[Original Chinese posted online on May 30, 2012, on China in Perspective ]
Xiao Guozhen, a Beijing lawyer, was summoned for a police interrogation, which she thought might be because of her lead role in forming a group of attorneys to investigate the purported suicide of activist Li Wangyang. She issued an emergency notice stating that she might be taken away and...

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