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Cadence Column: Asia, November 26, 2018


Taiwan held something akin to a “mid-term” election this past Saturday. The people revolted against the previous revolt. When electing the DPP two years ago, the people were fed up with the capitulation policies of Ma. Now, they are fed up with bad management of infrastructure, also an “establishment culture” surfacing in what should be … Continue reading

How the New York Times is eluding censors in China


The New York Times’ English and Chinese-language websites have been blocked since an October 2012 article about the wealthy family of prime minister Wen Jiabao. But according to employees in the company, outside observers, and mainland Chinese readers, the Times is quietly pursuing a new, aggressive strategy to reach readers in China. Foreign news outlets including the Times … Continue reading

China Daily Mail makes a mark in the international media


China Daily Mail features a mixture of reposted articles about China, as well as original feature articles and opinions from over sixty contributors. Most of the reposted articles are blocked in parts of China, or the whole country, and these are provided as a service to expats inside China. Some of our most prominent stories, … Continue reading

An open letter to the Chinese Communist Party concerning press freedom in Hong Kong


Dear Chinese Communist Party, I’m not one of those Americans who thinks the way we do things in ‘Murica is always better than the way others do them, but when it comes to propagandising and controlling its population…well…USA #1!. Comparing the elegant sophistication of the US authorities to the brutishness of the Chinese is like … Continue reading

Ex China premier Wen Jiabao states innocence in letter to Hong Kong columnist


Former premier Wen Jiabao has insisted on his innocence and integrity in a letter to a Hong Kong newspaper columnist in a bid to contain damage from claims that his extended family accumulated massive wealth during his tenure at the top. “I have never been involved and would not get involved in one single deal … Continue reading

China renews press cards for Bloomberg and New York Times reporters


The Chinese government has renewed the press accreditations for journalists from Bloomberg News and several New York Times reporters, a journalists’ group said on Thursday. Foreign journalists from the two media organisations had feared they may have to leave China after the government gave no indication it would grant them their accreditations, a move criticized … Continue reading

Bloomberg kills article exposing Chinese regime, suspends reporter


First, the controversial “media” outlet Bloomberg News, widely regarded by critics as a propaganda megaphone for the radical views of billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reportedly censored one of its reporters by blocking the publication of an article exposing cronyism and corruption among Communist China’s ruling class. Insider sources quoted in news reports … Continue reading

China’s online crackdown prompts outrage: social media empowers environmental activism


Activists like Deng Fei demonstrate that “even the simplest Weibo message can become a movement,” writes the FT’s Leslie Hook: Earlier this year, Deng asked his followers to post photographs of polluted rivers and lakes in their hometowns. The outpouring of images prompted a series of press articles and shamed several local governments into cleaning … Continue reading

China foreign news ban criticised


An international press freedom group, criticized a ruling that bans Chinese journalists from quoting foreign news outlets without permission, a move that further tightens Beijing’s control of the media. The directive from China’s media regulator, the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, also prohibits unauthorized use of information from “freelancers, NGO or commercial organisations”. China’s media … Continue reading

IT giants admit to being hacked by China


Cyberwarfare has been making it into the news quite a bit of late. From the international cyber-spying virus known as “Red October”, to China‘s hacking of the New York Times and Bloomberg L.P., to intrusions into major software companies and social utilities. It seems no one is immune or unassailable in the digital age. What’s … Continue reading

China may have intended to get caught hacking


China May Have Intended To Get Caught In The New York Times Hacking Scandal. Earlier this week, Mandiant, a company hired by The New York Times to track down hackers that invaded the paper’s database, unleashed a report blaming China for the invasion. The document went on to illustrate a complex military cyber-espionage unit based in Shanghai, that had been … Continue reading

U.S. a target of massive cyber espionage from China


A new U.S. intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, according to individuals familiar with the report. The National Intelligence Estimate identifies as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions … Continue reading

Write about China and you can expect to be hacked


At least if you write about Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao… The morning edition of my Washington Post claims Chinese hackers penetrated its computer systems as early as 2008 or 2009. Security precautions were implemented by the Post late in 2011 by its cybersecurity contractor, Mandiant. This follows reports by the New York Times  (January 30) that it, and other … Continue reading

New York Times journalist forced to leave China


China apparently expelled a New York Times journalist after the paper ran a damaging report about the hidden wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao and his family. Australian national Chris Buckley, who recently re-joined The New York Times after working as a correspondent for Reuters, left Beijing on Monday evening with his family after his application … Continue reading

Chinese officials find misbehavior now carries cost


The Chinese have become largely inured to tales of voracious officials stockpiling luxury apartments, $30,000 Swiss watches or enough stolen cash to buy their mistress a Porsche. “Something has shifted,” Zhu Ruifeng, a Beijing journalist who has exposed more than a hundred cases of alleged corruption, said of how quickly officials are now responding to … Continue reading

People’s Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation in China


Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation on Friday, Thursday and Tuesday this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on the nation’s already heavily censored internet, especially its booming social media community. In Friday’s editorial titled “The internet … Continue reading

Did news story on riches of China’s Premier weaken reformists?


The hot pot of Chinese politics is still boiling madly after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party and the leadership transition that took place in Beijing on November 14, 2012. Many see the composition of the new Politburo Standing Committee as a defeat for outgoing President Hu Jintao, who failed to see his … Continue reading

Chinese Premier’s first public response to New York Times report


According to Singtao Daily, regarding the report earlier that his family has huge wealth, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao quoted Qu Yuan’s Li Sao (the greatest poem by one of the three greatest Chinese poets) “Stick to purity and die for righteousness, For this was what the ancient sages taught.” He made the quote when he … Continue reading

China’s Wen Jiabao determined to bow out fighting


Premier Wen Jiabao has made a final push for political reform before giving up his party leadership post, urging his successors to revive long-stalled efforts to develop democracy and promote the rule of law. “[The party] should make a particular effort to promote the reform of the leadership system of the party and the country, … Continue reading

Google is blocked in China as party congress begins


All Google services, including its search engine, Gmail and Maps, were inaccessible in China on Friday night and into Saturday, the company confirmed. The block comes as the 18th Communist Party Congress, the once-in-a-decade meeting to appoint new government leadership, gets under way. Traffic to Google sites fell off Friday evening in China, according to … Continue reading

China: Wen Jiabao calls for party probe into ‘hidden fortune’


SCMP reports: “Premier requests top-level inquiry into claims of US$2.7b assets and is reported to be pushing for long-overdue ‘sunshine law‘ to be put into effect “The communist party leadership has launched a probe into the alleged family wealth of Wen Jiabao at the premier’s request, according to sources. “In a letter submitted to the … Continue reading

China: Websites often critical of Beijing challenge NYT report on Wen Jiabao


SCMP says in its report titled Web sites often critical of Beijing challenge report on Wen Jiabao’s family wealth: “Independent media based in free democracies are usually quick to jump on sensational scandals involving political leaders. “But some overseas Chinese media took a very different approach to a recent report targeting the family of Premier Wen … Continue reading

China: Wen Jiabao’s opportunity for openness


In a column article, Wang Xiangwei, SCMP’s editor-in-chief says: “Allegations that the Wen family has accumulated US$2.7b may support those who argue for public disclosure of officials‘ private assets” “For decades, overseas media have run countless articles containing serious allegations of political and commercial corruption against high-ranking Chinese officials. But for reasons beyond comprehension, mainland … Continue reading

China: Wen family hits back at ‘lies’ on hidden fortune


In my post entitled Chinese censors block New York Times on October 27, I said, NYT’s report “must be well founded. Otherwise, the people who think that their worth is exaggerated will come out to reveal the true value of their assets. “Since it is true, the Chinese authorities simply resort to wide-ranging censorship to … Continue reading

China: Wen Jiabao “hidden riches” don’t exist, say lawyers


Lawyers for Wen Jiabao, China‘s Premier, have taken the unprecedented step of issuing a written statement late last night rebuking the claims of the New York Times that Wen’s family have amassed a hidden fortune worth US$2.7 billion. In a letter sent to the New York Times and the South China Morning Post, Bai Tao and … Continue reading

China: Billions in hidden riches for Wen Jiabao’s family


New York Times reports from Beijing: “The mother of China’s prime minister was a schoolteacher in northern China. His father was ordered to tend pigs in one of Mao’s political campaigns. And during childhood, ‘my family was extremely poor,’ the prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said in a speech last year. But now 90, the prime … Continue reading

Chinese censors block New York Times


According to New York Times, Wen Jiabao’s family controlled assets worth US$2.7 billion dollars. It must be well founded. Otherwise, the people who think that their worth is exaggerated will come out to reveal the true value of their assets. Since it is true, the Chinese authorities simply resort to wide-ranging censorship to cover it … Continue reading

People’s Daily boss tells of paper’s role in Bo saga


The president of People’s Daily gave students at Shanghai’s Fudan University a rare insight into how the party mouthpiece rallied behind the Communist Party with a series of commentaries over the downfall of the disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai. The speech by Zhang Yannong on Thursday is part of a public relations campaign … Continue reading

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