» 10/14/2010, 00.00
Party members call for an end to press censorship, backing Wen Jiabao
Former top officials directly attack propaganda department, which censors the media, including speeches by China’s prime minister on political reforms. The betrayal of the constitution (which guarantees press freedom) is a “shame” and a “scandal”.
Intellectuals tell Hu Jintao: "We are worried about freedom of speech"
In an open letter, a group of 13 academics expressed their views about the "worrying situation of the freedom of speech and academic freedom in China". "The government should realise that allowing people to talk can only help to understand them better."
China, intellectuals to government: "Enough censorship, uphold rule of law"
A group of 71 professors and analysts nationwide asks the party to stop political interference in national courts and stop the censorship on the internet. The promoter: "We are not asking for anything that is contrary to the wishes of the government, but we have to do so sooner rather than later or end up in social chaos". But the situation remains unchanged: summary arrests and deaths in prison are increasingly on the agenda.
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20 arrested over letter asking for resignation of "Comrade Xi Jinping"
According to local sources, the authorities detained for "questioning" several journalists of the para-state Wujie News site, where a text calling for the president to resign was published. Reporter Jia Jia, the first to be arrested, less involved.
Mao biographer against Beijing censorship
The secretary of Mao and the former chief of the Propaganda Department are among 13 ex Communist officials who have urged the government to self-criticism and called upon it to reopen the Bingdian Weekly, shut down last month. They write: ""History proves that only an autocratic system needs a clamp on the press and wants to blind the masses forever."
Communist leaders call for a review of Liu Xiaobo’s conviction
Four senior Communist Party officials call on the government to reverse the sentence against the activist and Charter 08 author. Past Nobel Peace Prize laureates call on Nobel committee to give the Chinese dissident this year’s award.
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