» 09/28/2009, 00.00
60 years of the People’s Republic of China: the Party against the people
The ceremonies of the 1st October aim to celebrate the greatness of China and the supremacy of the Communist Party. But Beijingers are "invited" to stay home. The paranoia of security and 800 thousand people are recruited to spy, investigate, control. Objective historical studies on 60 years are banned. First part of a special report on China 60 years after the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Chinese Communist Party Congress opens, without the people, without freedom
The state media extol economic and political success of past decade under Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. But the party is still dogged by corruption and factional divisions. A united front to preserve the monopoly of power. But the country is suffering from the widening gap between rich and poor, and a stunted economy. In these 10 years the forms of repression has become more refined. But social unrest and religions have grown.
After 60 years in power, Communist regime still fears protesters
Ahead of 1 October celebrations, Chinese authorities arrested anyone who wanted to protest, whether in favour of human rights or against murders. For experts, suppressing all forms of dissent is a sign the regime is incapable of understanding and leading the population.
Tighter police controls imposed as protests increase
Official media say that mass social unrest has increased in 2009, despite tighter security measures and greater police deployment. Ordinary Chinese increasingly resort to street protests to demand justice because of the absence of legal means to protect their rights.
Give power back to the people, says Bao Tong on the PRC’s 60th anniversary
A former aide to Zhao Ziyang, held by the authorities for 20 years, talks about how Chinese leaders are preparing to celebrate their so-called power, whilst hiding the country’s real problems: corruption, lack of freedom and civil rights, and pollution. He insists that all the people of China want is more democracy and freedom.
Bloggers 'take over' Republic Day to commemorate Tiananmen dead
The ‘64’ years of the Republic of China exploited to mark June 4 (6-4 ), the date of the massacre. Remember the dead of recent decades, with an online "vigil”. Censors delete everything after a while. Rain washed flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square.
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