John Kennedy · January, 2008

Former Chinese Language Editor for Global Voices Online, living in Hong Kong.

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from January, 2008

China: Hu Jia's family become human “state secrets”

  30 January 2008

And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house arrested blogger Hu Jia's arrest, he's been described as a one-man human rights organization, that bloggers like him are the...

China: This week's mass incidents

  15 January 2008

Still several months to go until the Olympics, yet just the past few days have seen a number of unrelated mass incidents take place around the country, from the large protest at the Tianmen Party headquarters and a taxi driver strike in solidarity following the the recent beating to death...

China: Citizen reporter killed—by who?

  11 January 2008

What began as a protest against a planned urban trash dump encroaching on a residential area held by the villagers there in Tianmen, Hubei province became a murder story after the city management officers moved from beating the residents to attacking passerby Wei Wenhua, the would-be citizen journalist filming the...

China: So yellow, so violent

  8 January 2008

Discussions between Chinese bloggers over what new online video regulations will mean if they are implemented later this month, have brought erotic and violent content, which are widely accessible on the Chinese-language internet, under the spotlight.

China: Lawyers denied visit to detained blogger Hu Jia

  4 January 2008

If a blogger you read or maybe have only just heard of disappeared one day, would you blog about it, even if doing so would put you, or at least your blog, at risk? Dozens of police came into human rights blogger Hu Jia's home last week and quietly whisked him away; here are some of the few reactions to that.

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