The Anti-Social List
This post made today to Sina Weibo wishes a happy birthday to jailed “princeling” Bo Xilai and announces heartfelt support for the ousted leader. It was deleted from Sina Weibo soon after it was posted.
Meet Zuo Fang, the venerable founder of Southern Weekly, one of modern China’s most historic newspapers.
In this January 2013 blog post, former CMP fellow Yan Lieshan asks the question: how does lawyer Pu Zhiqiang manage to remain free even though he takes on sensitive cases? The piece is particularly poignant now, following Pu’s formal arrest.
China’s press and broadcast authority issued a “circular” calling on news media to reign in the behavior of their reporters and bureaus. Were these restrictions new?
CMP is proud to announce the launch with Cosmos Books of an exclusive memoir by Southern Weekly founder Zuo Fang. Join us!
Zhang Xuezhong, the lawyer defending jailed human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, argues the reasons for his client’s innocence.
As China releases a “White Paper” on Hong Kong’s status, Chang Ping writes that the masquerade of “one country, two systems” is over.
Human rights lawyer and CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang was arrested last month for taking part in a June 4th seminar in Beijing. His lawyer is still unable to visit him.
In part three of his 2012 Louis Green Lecture, Xu Youyu discusses the trend of fanatic nationalism, the idea that Western civilization is in crisis and the twenty-first century will belong to Chinese culture.
In part two of his 2012 Louis Green Lecture, Xu Youyu discusses the “liberal” and “New Left” trends of thought in China, and what they mean for China’s relations with the world.
As the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth crackdown approaches, CMP publishes the 2012 Louis Green Lecture by Xu Youyu, a leading reform intellectual arrested earlier this month. In this series, Xu explores the roots of Chinese thought in the post-Mao period.
Quotes in the media
Right now our society is already one with a high level of transparency. There are already hundreds of millions of Weibo users. If government information is not released in a timely manner this generates animated discussion and speculation, and this can easily cause resentment among the people and give rise to negative influences, ultimately putting the government on its back foot in doing its work.
The Anti-Social List
CMP Fellows column
Looking at the recent trial of an internet cop who allegedly accepted bribes to delete unwanted content, journalist Chang Ping discusses the way cash greases the wheels in China’s propaganda regime.
Xi Jinping was recently appointed head of the new Central Internet Security and Digitalization Group. “Without internet security there can be no national security,” he said. But is there security without free speech?