Stories about China from August, 2017
Technically speaking, circumvention technologies have outwitted the Great Firewall. Yet the new legal regime has changed the rules of the game.
China has a more open attitude toward new technology, but is their success built upon a lack of awareness of individual rights?
"With or without real name registration, they know who you are. What they intend to do is to make you fearful."
Even state-affiliated media outlets are criticizing police actions against a man who publicly complained about the price and quality of food at a state hospital.
"If this is what they demand, CUP should give up its China- based site and carry on elsewhere."
"The appeal and jail sentence is a form of institutional violence and political suppression – it has ‘created’ the youngest group of political prisoners since the handover."
Five Days After His Essay Went Viral, Chinese Author Apologizes for ‘Imprecise’ Writing on Beijing's Economic Boom
Zhang's viral essay commented on Beijing's rapid economic and architectural development and rising economic inequality.