China’s censors turn to online videos – Al Jazeera Blogs.
IPS – China Battles Desertification | Inter Press Service.
IPS – Protests Rising Within China | Inter Press Service.
On July 3, 2012, a court in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek rendered a long-anticipated verdict in the controversial case of journalist-cum-blogger Vladimir Farafonov. The court found [ru] the ethnic Russian journalist guilty of “inciting national hatred” by insulting ethnic Kyrgyz in a series of online articles written in 2010 and 2011. Farafonov who did not attend the court session … Continue reading
Mass demonstrations of up to 400,000 people in Hong Kong on July 1, the 15th anniversary of the return of the former British colony to Chinese rule, underscore the sharp social tensions developing not only in Hong Kong, but throughout China. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Hong Kong to inaugurate the territory’s new chief executive, … Continue reading
New evidence indicates that China is using malware to target Uyghur activists to control information via China: Malware Originating In China Targeting Uyghur Activists An Attempt To Control Uyghur Sources Of Information About East Turkestan.
IPS – Kosovo to Gain Full Sovereignty | Inter Press Service.
A new report looks at the Xinjiang Work Forum and development in East Turkestan and impacts on Uyghur people via China: Uyghur Homeland, Chinese Frontier – The Xinjiang Work Forum And Centrally Led Development – Report.
HONG KONG—A Hong Kong reporter briefly threw Chinese President Hu Jintao’s tightly scripted visit to the semiautonomous city off course Saturday by asking about the 1989 military crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. The reporter for the Apple Daily newspaper said he was detained for about 15 minutes after the incident by three to four … Continue reading
Protesters will march through Hong Kong on the 15th anniversary of the city’s return to China this July 1, with distrust of local and mainland leaders rising amid human rights scandals and closer ties between the two economies. As many as 100,000 people may join the march through the city’s Central district to the government headquarters … Continue reading