» 07/02/2011, 00.00
The two faces of Wen Jiabao and the Chinese Communist Party
A newspaper publishes confidential documents of leading Chinese political bodies. What emerges is a power that, in foreign policy, promotes an image of peaceful development and freedom. But in reality wants to stamp out any criticism and free voice and jail those who "disturb" over the Internet.
Don't look for 'freedom' and 'democracy' on Microsoft's China-based internet portal
Banned words are blocked. Reporters Without Borders slams the authorities' desire to eliminate online press freedom.
Party divided over arresting all (or some) Charter 08 signers
Some in the Politburo would like to repress the entire democratic movement; Hu Jintao is thinking only of blocking the core group of original signers. Party elders have published an open letter asking for political reforms - in the style of Charter 08 - to stop corruption and abuse of power.
01/10/2009 TIBET – CHINA – INDIA
Tibetans and Indians rally against 60 years of Chinese violence
The heavy presence of China’s military in Tibet constitutes a threat to India’s sovereignty and economy. Beijing’s policies vis-à-vis minorities are “wrong and disastrous”.
Beijing wants to implement more social justice, to prevent protests
A member of the Politburo says that social problems and injustices must be resolved, to prevent protests. But police presence will be increased in rural areas. Meanwhile, in Gansu, the governor reassures demonstrators that he will hear their requests, but the police are arresting them.
18/08/2011 CHINA - TIBET
Lhasa: police close the monastery of Drepung
All the nuns forced to return to their districts of origin. The police wanted to stop the continuous growth of the community. Unknown fate of 85 monks arrested in May.
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