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4 August 2016

China: Govt. orders country's internet companies to stop publishing independent reports on sensitive topics

"…On July 24th the Beijing municipal branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China ordered some of China’s biggest internet companies, including Sina, Sohu and Netease…to stop publishing independent reports on politically sensitive topics. Official...

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27 June 2016

Two Chinese journalists detained for 'picking quarrels and provoking trouble

Author: Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the detention of Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, who systematically document protests on social media websites…on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," according to reports…It is unclear where...

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7 June 2016

Hong Kong: Lancôme cancels event with pro-democracy singer amid criticism by Chinese state media

'Lancôme, the global cosmetic brand owned by L’Oreal, canceled a Hong Kong event with a pro-democracy singer, after a Chinese state newspaper complained online and Chinese citizens threatened to boycott. The company is now facing a boycott in Hong...

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4 August 2015

China plans to form ‘Network security offices’ in major internet companies

Author: Kukil Bora, International Business Times

The Chinese government plans to tighten its grip on the country’s Web users by setting up “network security offices” in major Internet companies and for websites, China’s ministry of public security announced Tuesday. The move is said to be part of...

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13 April 2015

China: Govt. warns leading media agency Sina over insufficient internet censorship

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8 October 2014

China: LinkedIn adheres to local requirements on censorship as it enters China market

Author: Paul Mozur & Vindu Goel, New York Times (USA)

"To Reach China, LinkedIn Plays by Local Rules", 9 October 2014...

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22 November 2013

Qingdao oil pipeline blast kills 22 [China]

Author: Zhu Ningzhu, Xinhua (China)

At least 22 people were killed after a leaking pipeline caught fire and exploded…in…Qingdao…local authorities said…The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. in Huangdao District when workers were repairing the petroleum pipeline, which began leaking oil...

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16 September 2013

China Reins in Popular Voices With New Microblog Controls

Author: Henry Sanderson & Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Chinese microblogger Dong Rubin…was detained [by government]…Dong opposed plans for an oil refinery in…Kunming…a project that spurred street protests…The crackdown on users of…microblogs, along with new punishments for online defamation, reflect a...

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15 November 2012

Hu Jia explains why mobile apps make activism spooky [China]

Author: John Kennedy, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

[D]issident Hu Jia complained on Twitter about…WeChat – a…messaging app developed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent that closely resembles WhatsApp - has…[kept] him and other Chinese dissidents under real-time surveillance…[T]he information that is...

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13 November 2012

Chinese Authorities Putting Pressure on Businesses to Help Censor the Web [China]

Author: Jonathan Ansfield, New York Times [US]

As the Chinese cyberpolice stiffened controls on information before the Communist Party leadership transition…some companies in Beijing and nearby cities received orders to aid the cause…Companies faced the threat of fines and suspended Internet...

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