Chinese government

With Basketball Players in Spotlight, Liu Xia’s Fate Unknown

Poet Liu Xia, wife of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has not been seen in public since her husband’s burial at sea on July 15, 2017, except for a brief video appearance, and remains under very tight government surveillance at her home in Beijing. Friends and associates have grown increasingl...

Katy Perry “Banned” Amid Fashion Show Setbacks

At Page Six, Oli Colemen reports that the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, scheduled to begin later this month in Shanghai, is “turning into an international media crisis” due to strict Chinese visa and media regulations: We’re told fashion bloggers booked to cover the gl...

Minitrue: Don’t Hype Theft by UCLA Basketball Players

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Websites must not hype the news about the theft in Hangzhou by UCLA basketball players. (November 16, ...

Book Cancelation Stokes Fears of China’s Influence

As Western academic publishers contend with attempts to censor their content in China, Australian academic Clive Hamilton recently had the publication of his book canceled in response to fears of legal action from the Chinese government. Andrew Greene reports for Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...

Draft Disciplinary Law Issued; Abuse Fears Raised

This week, Chinese authorities released for public consultation a draft of the new Supervision Law, which will mark a new phase in crusades against official corruption and for political unity. (An unofficial English translation is available at China Law Translate.) The law provides legal foundation ...