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Translation: Court Judgment in Chen Xi Incitement of Subversion Trial

N.B. - The Chinese version was created using OCR, so may have some errors. Corrections (on the Chinese or English) welcome. Guizhou Province, Guiyang City Intermediate People's Court Criminal Judgment (2011) Zhu Criminal Court First Instance Judgment No. 140 People's Procuratorate of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, Public Prosecution Agency. Defendant Chen Xi, formerly known as Chen Youcai, male, born February 28, 1954, Han ethnicity.Originally from Yulin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, college education, unemployed. Household registration in Yunyan District, #98, Apt. 14, Xianghu Rd., Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. Residing at #1, 23rd Floor, Unit 2 Building 7, Long Changfan, Guiyang Jinyang New District, Century City. On May 23, 1990, found guilty of counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement and sentenced to three years imprisonment, and three years deprivation of political rights. Released from prison in June 1992 upon fulfillment of sentence. On March 27, 19

Sina and Tencent Censor "Wukan" on Their Weibos

On December 21, 2011, the state sponsored Global Times published an editorial entitled “ Wukan Hints at Urgency of Better Governance .” Some excerpts: The village of Wukan in Guangdong Province is under the spotlight. Over the past months, villagers launched demonstrations against land exploitation and election-fixing by village heads. However, following village representative Xue Jinbo's death last week during police custody, peaceful protest turned into social unrest. The village is now cordoned off by police, as the authorities attempt to negotiate a deal. These screenshots were taken on December 14, 2011, and show that Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo were censoring search results for “Wukan Village” (δΉŒεŽζ‘).

Translation: Court Judgment in Chen Wei's Incitement of Subversion Case

Intermediate People's Court of Suining, Sichuan Criminal Judgment Document (2011) Sui Intermediate Criminal First Instance No. 00054 Public Prosecution Agency People's Procuratorate of Suining, Sichuan Defendant Chen Wei, male, born February 21, 1969 in Suining, Sichuan. Han ethnicity, matriculated college but did not obtain a degree, unemployed, household registration at Unit 2, No. 3, 69 Jiefu West Road, Chuanshan District, Suining, Sichuan, residing at D Block, 18th Fl., No. 2, "Top Rose," Chuanshan District, Suining, Sichuan. Sentenced to five years imprisonment and two years deprivation of political rights in December 1994 for the crime of inciting anti-counterrevolutionary propaganda, and released on May 28, 1997 upon completion of sentence. Subjected to criminal detention on February 21, 2011 on suspicion of committing the crime of inciting subversion of state power, and formally arrested on March 28 of the same year. Currently in custody at the Suining Detent