» 05/25/2011, 00.00
Cisco accused of helping Beijing persecute Falun Gong followers
The company provides technical assistance to Beijing against users trying to access banned sites. Cisco rejects the accusation, but fails to describe its cooperation with Chinese authorities. Meanwhile, Beijing boosts its internet censorship.
Cisco again accussed of helping Beijing find dissidents
Three dissidents jailed for their online posts sue the multinational for damages. Its technical aid and experience have been crucial for China’s online censorship system and for tracking down and arresting dissidents.
Yahoo laments censorship but Chinese bloggers want more resolve
Today, the US Congress will look into the workings of Yahoo, Miscosoft, Google and Cisco, judged to be too compliant with Chinese censorship "for the love of profits".
China censors internet aided by Microsoft, Yahoo, Cisco
The three giant international companies delete blog, filter news and set up censorship systems. Journalists are increasingly targeted.
Human rights award for Liu Xiaobo and for Charter 08
The prize for Liu, under house arrest since December, is intended to recognize his struggle for human rights and freedom of speech. Meanwhile, the family of the activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng has fled to the United States, and is denouncing constant intimidation and torture.
Beijing launches massive "security campaign," restricts business visas
The real aim seems to be that of repressing all dissent and social protests. Experts: as a major economic power, China cannot continue to isolate itself from the world.
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