Showing posts from September, 2015

Global Times: "Real Tibet Can’t Be Concealed," Baidu and Sina Censor "Self Immolation," "Dalai Lama," and "Tibet Independence"

On September 8, 2015, the state sponsored Global Times published an editorial entitled “ Real Tibet Can’t Be Concealed by Dalai’s Lies .” Some excerpts: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region. People of all ethnicities have held celebrations for this anniversary. For all these years, there have been two Tibets in public opinion. One is the real Tibet. The other is an imaginary one hyped by the Dalai Lama clique and Western opinion who often denounced that Tibet is not what it used to be under the rule of the CPC. The imaginary Tibet does not exist, but with the instigation of Western media and the Dalai Lama, this Tibet has a certain influence in the international opinion sphere. This is perhaps the longest-lasting lie in the modern world. . . . . The lies told by the West will not last long. As China gradually moves to the center of the world stage, people across the world will have the chance to see the real Tibet. These scr

Xi Jinping Says China "Open to Foreign Media," China's Government and Search Engines Block Access to Foreign Media

On September 19, 2015, the state sponsored China Daily published an article entitled “ Xi says China Open to Foreign Media, Eyeing Closer Co-Op with US .” Some excerpts: President Xi Jinping on Friday said China will continue to be open to foreign media and he looks forward to more cooperation and understanding between China and the United States. "[We] welcome foreign media and correspondents to cover China stories, introducing China's development to the world, and helping the world grasp the opportunities [afforded by] China's development," Xi said as he met with Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp. at the Great Hall of the People. These screenshots were taken just prior to Xi’s trip, and show what people in China see when they try to access Reuters, Bloomberg, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Their connections are reset and the pages will not load. These screenshots show the search results people get on three of China’s most p

Baidu Begins Censoring "Liu Lefei" - Vice Chairman of CITIC

On August 31, 2015, the state sponsored China Daily published an article entitled “ Journalist, Securities Regulatory Official Held for Stock Market Violation .” Some excerpts: Xinhua also learned from authorities that Xu Gang, Liu Wei, Fang Qingli and Chen Rongjie, senior executives of the Citic Securities, China's leading securities dealer, have been put under "criminal compulsory measures" for suspected insider trading. They have also confessed to their violations. On September 15, 2015, the China Daily published an article entitled “ China Securities Executives Under Probe for Insider Trading .” Some excerpts: The authorities have detained four executives from China's largest brokerage, CITIC Securities Co, a staff member of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and a journalist from business magazine Caijing, in the latest moves to crack down on stock market violations. The CITIC executives, who have confessed to their violations, were named as Xu G

Guangzhou Police Place Police Stations at 83 Websites and Internet Companies

On August 4, 2015, China's official news service Xinhua published and article entitled "Ministry of Public Security Presents Series of Measures to Strengthen Its Administration of the Internet" ( 公安部推出系列举措强化互联网安全管理 ). According to the article the Ministry held a meeting on August 4, during which it stated that it would require "major websites and Internet enterprises to put in place website security administration organizations and employees" and "strictly abide by laws and moral bottom lines, and not play up any sensitive incidents that might induce criminal activity" (坚守法律和道德底线,不渲染可能诱发犯罪的敏感案事件).  On August 5, 2015, the state sponsored Global Times published an article entitled “ China Launches ‘Online Police Stations' to Strengthen Cyber Security. ” Some excerpts: China will set up "Internet police stations" (网安警务室) on major websites and Internet companies as part of the nation's efforts to strengthen online security, the Minis

Man Jailed for Spreading Rumors of a Zombie Attack in Guangzhou

At 11:30 pm on September 5, 2015, the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau published the following statement on its official Sina Weibo: #Weibo Rumor Refutation# Just now Baby Shoes asked Little Editor whether or not there really was a female zombie biting people on Nantian Road last night? After Little Editor finished watching he found the video that was the setting for the background, and in fact they were from a movie! We ask that people do not believe this, and to not further spread this rumor~~and as for those so-called "zombie drugs": methcathinone and similar chemicals can produce strong hallucinations and abnormal psychological  conditions in those who consume them. But the effects produced are many and various. Cherish life, stay away from drugs. #微辟谣#刚刚有童鞋问小编,昨晚南田路有女丧尸咬死人是不是真的?小编看完找到了背后的场景视频,其实是在拍戏嘛!请大家不要相信,也不要再传谣啦~~还有所谓的“丧尸药”:甲卡西酮及卡西酮类化学品会使食用者产生强烈的幻觉精神紊乱行为异常。但产生类似效果的远不只这一种。珍惜生命远离毒品。 On September 10, 2015, the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau published the follo

Global Times Says Japan Must Face Up to History, Baidu Censors China's History

On August 11, 2015, the state sponsored Global Times published an editorial entitled “ Japan Must Face up to Verdict of History ” by Sha Zukang, former UN under-secretary-general for Economic and Social Affairs. Some excerpts: This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of WWII and the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. At this special time, the attitude that the Japanese government and people take toward its history of aggression and people in victim countries has a bearing on Japan's relations with Asian neighbors. . . . . A great country and nation has the courage to face up to its history. To forget history is to betray, and to deny a crime is to repeat it. Only by taking history as a mirror can Japan look into the future. Otherwise, its future will be like a tree without roots, which cannot last long. These screenshots were taken on September 1, 2015, and show that Baidu had banned users from establishing PostBar (Tieba 贴吧) forums on the topics of “Th