» 01/20/2011, 00.00
Chinese Communist Party bans media from reporting social problems
In Hubei, workers clash with police over back wages and police attempt to “free” company boss. The Communist Party’s Propaganda Department bans media from reporting any social issue, including rising prices.
Migrant worker blows himself up because he was not paid
Han, 42, worked in 2007 but said he had not received 4,500 yuan (450 euros). The company denies the debt. Labor rights have little protection in China, and workers often take to the streets to protest or perform extreme actions.
21/03/2016 10:51:00 CHINA
Bao Tong: CCP censorship destroying all attempts to better China
The great political dissident analyzes recent Chinese parliamentary sessions. The concept of "free debate" that emerged with the death of Mao Zedong have died again with the censorship policies of Xi Jinping. Delegates are not to speak of those topics that are on everyone's lips: meetings are useless. The reporter Jia Jia, "disappeared" while traveling to Hong Kong, has been taken by the police: he published an open letter critical of the supreme leader.
18/03/2016 13:37:00 CHINA
One more Chinese journalist goes missing: he had called on Xi Jinping to resign
Jia was supposed to fly to Hong Kong, but is now missing. No one knows his whereabouts. Two weeks ago, he had posted an open letter to China's president, accusing him of accumulating too much power. Censorship is increasingly resented even among Communists. A former reporter at Xinhua complains about too many banned items, and government departments with too much power, setting “themselves up as the arbiters of public opinion."
04/05/2016 14:53:00 CHINA
Authorities in Henan warn workers against suicide threats over back wages
Zhengzhou wants to punish migrant workers who threaten suicide to get what is owed to them, a growing practice that has caught the attention of national media. At the same time, the authorities want employers to set up accounts for workers who are not paid on time, and plan a score point system to rank companies.
Skype too allies itself with Chinese regime
The company's executive director admitted that its Chinese partner "filters and censors messages passing through the portal". There is a growing list of companies forgoing freedom of expression a "basic Internet philosophy" to keep their place in the Chinese market.
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