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Translation by HRIC China’s Internet censorship system is divided into the blocking of information from outside China and the censoring of information from within. More has been written about the blocking of information from outside China, which is accomplished chiefly by the Great Firewall (GFW).
Translation by HRIC In China today, the Internet has become a territory of strategic importance. All contenders are abundantly aware of this point and have launched an intense struggle over its control. The Chinese authorities have recently taken multiple steps toward this end. First, they revised...
Translation by HRIC “中国政府在驳斥对互联网自由指控时,总是强调有多少网民多少博客,国新办《中国互联网状况》也如是。这种逻辑基本和我骂你是傻逼,你却说自己身高190,相貌堂堂一样。” “The Chinese government, in refuting criticisms on Internet freedom, always emphasizes the number of Internet users and bloggers, including in the Internet White Paper. This logic is akin to when I...
Deputy Director, Propaganda Department, Communist Party of China (CPC) Director, External Propaganda Department, CPC Director, Information Office, State Council, People’s Republic of China Delivered on April 29, 2010 before the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress [Translation by...
This issue— “China’s Internet”: Staking Digital Ground —has been a particularly demanding volume to develop and produce. The diversity and sophistication of perspectives, technical, legal, and information security expertise of the various contributors, and fast-paced developments added to the...
What is the Chinese government’s vision of Internet development? There are at least three versions: the government’s internal narrative, a made-for-export narrative, and an official narrative for the Chinese people. Together, these three narratives offer an overview of the Chinese government’s real...
Statement by the Tiananmen Mothers [Translation by HRIC] Every year since 1995, the Tiananmen Mothers have publicly addressed every session of the “Two Congresses” to present their appeal. Regrettably, however, for fifteen years, the delegates and the permanent bodies of the “Two Congresses” have...
The Tiananmen Mothers , a group of relatives of the victims of the June 4, 1989 government crackdown, have asked Human Rights in China to make public an English translation of a statement they issued on the occasion of the current annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese...
The following are some of the individuals known to have been detained or sentenced to prison as a result of posting material on the Internet. SENTENCED Guo Qinghai

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