· November, 2009

Stories about China from November, 2009

China: Human rights webmaster sentenced to three years

27 November 2009

Huang Qi, founder of Tianwang Center for Missing Persons (later renamed as Tianwang Human Rights Center), was sentenced to three year imprisonment on November 23 in Chengdu Wuhou district court for “illegal possession of state secrets” in connection with material published on his website. According to BBC's report, Huang's wife...

IGF2009: #UNfail?

  16 November 2009

A medium size poster, in English, promoting the 2nd ONI volume “Access Controlled” book was removed by the Internet Governance Forum security forces, because of a phrase on it saying: The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous “Great Firewall of...

Chinese twitterers’ expectation to Obama's China visit

  15 November 2009

The U.S president Barack Obama has just arrived at Shanghai and started his first official visit to China. In the past two weeks, Chinese twitterers have been using the tag #obamacn to pose questions and comments and one of their major concerns is about the Great Fire Wall. Please help...