Latest posts by Abby Liu from August, 2013
China's current crackdown on online rumors is consistent with the official decision [zh] released after the Sixth Plenum of the 17th Party Congress in October 2011. Oxford scholar Rogier Creemers from China Copyright and Media blog translated this official document, titled Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Decision Concerning Deepening Cultural Structural...
Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.
The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.
The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's Communist Party published a piece arguing that socialist China must renounce constitutionalism, using the collapse of the Soviet Union as example. China Copyright and Media has translated the whole piece into English.
Wall Street Journal's Chinese-language edition has been blocked in China since Aug 3, 2013. It was not clear why the whole website was blocked. The English-language version of the site remains accessible and the Chinese Wall Street Journal's Weibo is still active. Shanghaiist has more details.
A front page article by Xinhua news agency points the finger at the former Soviet Union as an example of the consequences of democratic reforms.