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Translation by HRIC In China today, the Internet has become a territory of strategic importance. All contenders are abundantly aware of this point and have launched an intense struggle over its control. The Chinese authorities have recently taken multiple steps toward this end. First, they revised...
The Tiananmen Mothers , a group of relatives of the victims of the June 4, 1989 government crackdown, have asked Human Rights in China to make public an English translation of a statement they issued on the occasion of the current annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese...
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...
Two unforgettable summer weeks in a Beijing prison Chinese writers face harder times. While China rushes towards an ever more market-oriented economic system, President Jiang Zemin has made it clear that he intends no change in ideology. Several scholars and outspoken journalists have lost their...

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