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Baidu and Sina Censor Information About Yanhuang Chunqiu Magazine and Former Editor Du Daozheng

See also: Baidu Censors Diary of Du Daozheng - Former Head of China's Book Censorship Agency   These screenshots were taken on July 15, 2016, and show that Baidu was restricting search results for “炎黄春秋” (Yanhuang Chunqiu, lit. (“The Spring and Autumn Annals of the Emperors Yan and Huang”)) to websites operated by the central government and Communist Party (and Baidu's own Wikipedia clone). This screenshot was also taken on July 15, 2016, and shows that when a user searches for "Yanhuang Chunqiu" on Sina Weibo they are told that "In accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, search results for ''Yanhuang Chunqiu' have not been displayed." On July 17, 2016, the state-sponsored Global Times published an article entitled “ Liberal Journal Opposes Editorial Board Shake-up .” Some excerpts: The editorial board of Yanhuang Chunqiu, a liberal monthly journal known for bold discussions on politics and history, was recently r

Baidu and Sina Censor Discussion About Trial of "709" Lawyers Labeled by State Media as "Transparent"

Background: Sina Weibo Begins Censoring Names of Lawyers Wang Yu and Li Heping Sina Weibo Censors "Lawyer Chang Boyang" and "Lawyer Jiang Tianyong" Chinese Police "Smash" "Criminal Gang" of "Rights Defense" Lawyers For "Hyping" Baidu Censors "Attorney Wang Yu" - Lawyer Detained for "Hyping Up" "Sensitive Incidents" Baidu Censorship Promotes Government Articles Smearing "Rights Defense" Lawyer Wang Yu On July 11, 2016, the state-sponsored Global Times published an editorial entitled “ West Willfully Provokes Over Rights Lawyers .” Some excerpts: Over the weekend there has been much hype among Western public opinion over the anniversary of the so-called "709 mass detentions of rights layers" in China. The US, Germany and Britain on July 9 issued their statement either through foreign affairs authorities or embassies in China, demanding the release of the involved