China

Chinese Government Cracks Down Again

By on 1.17.14 | 11:15AM

The Chinese New Citizens Movement's fight for constitutional freedom continues to face fierce opposition from China's new president, Xi Jinping.

Not only did the Chinese government arrest the movement’s leader, Xu Zhinyong, in July for "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place," but the New York Times reported that another 160 protesters like Xu have been arrested over the last year.

What makes Xu such a dangerous threat? His rights campaign has centered on “anti-corruption”—fighting against abuses such as forced relocation of citizens, rape, beatings, and even a contaminated milk scandal.

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So Long, Solar

By on 3.27.10 | 9:05AM

Oh, the glory days of almost a month ago, when advocates promoted the promise of solar energy in the United States.
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A Gong Too Loud

By 2.12.10

China overreacts to latest U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan – and backs off.
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Google’s Hard Line on Free Speech Violations in China

By on 1.12.10 | 5:51PM

Today Google announced on its blog that it had been the target of a China-based cyberattack in mid-December. David Drummond, a senior vice president of the firm, wrote the hackers succeeded in stealing some intellectual property seemed to be aimed at accessing the GMail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. The unwritten assertion is that the Chinese government backed the attack in some way. Google is responding by refusing to continue censoring search results in China and preparing to cease operations in China entirely if necessary to maintain that policy:

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