Olympics

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Abusive Twitter messages target foreign media in China

March 2, 2011 2:22 PM ET

California-based China Digital Times (CDT) reports new Chinese-language Twitter commentators have appeared in the last week. Twitter is generally blocked in China, but heavily used by activists who access it by means of proxy networks overseas. The recent arrivals...

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Foreign journalists detained in China's 'Jasmine' protests

February 28, 2011 6:02 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2011--Chinese security officials' concerted attack on the foreign press in a busy commercial street near Tiananmen Square in Beijing Sunday is a return to the restrictions international reporters faced before they were eased in the run-up...

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On way to Olympic protests, reporters stopped at border

February 12, 2010 2:50 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reported border incidents involving journalists attempting to enter Canada from the United States to cover protests and other events related to the Olympic Games, which begin tonight....

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Denials aside, repression as usual online in China

January 25, 2010 1:28 PM ET

China has denied any involvement in the cyber attacks that Google revealed on January 12, and has said the country’s Internet is open. Local Internet users and entrepreneurs, however, know otherwise....

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The story of Dhondup Wangchen, filmmaker jailed in China

December 10, 2009 10:45 AM ET

On the same day that historic protests started by monks in Lhasa began and were to sweep all over Tibet in the subsequent months, Dhondup Wangchen was nearly 3,000 kilometers away in Xian, in China's Shaanxi province. It was...

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Can China make real changes in media policies for Tibet?

March 12, 2009 3:59 PM ET

Has the Chinese government learned a public relations lesson from its handling of the unrest in Tibet last year?...

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Legacy of the Olympics: IOC off the mark

December 2, 2008 4:46 PM ET

When the International Olympic Committee released its review of Beijing's August Games a few days ago, it didn't hold back from patting itself or China's government on the back. The Games were, to quote the IOC's fact sheet, "by almost...

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In China, relaxed restrictions to expire

October 16, 2008 4:20 PM ET

China's decision to extend or end the eased restrictions on foreign journalists it put in place for the Olympics is almost a moot point. The decision is expected to be announced tomorrow, and in the past, officials have suggested the...

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Tainted formula story crawls out of China

September 17, 2008 12:02 PM ET

Watch carefully as the Chinese media report on the explosive story of tainted baby formula. The most recent break came from Central China Television (CCTV), the government's official, flagship broadcaster. CCTV reported that an industrial chemical, melamine, has been discovered...

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China unsure on reporting rules

September 9, 2008 12:29 PM ET

At the Foreign Ministry's weekly press conference today, Jiang Yu, the ministry's spokeswoman, left hanging for now whether or not China will continue allowing foreign journalists to travel around China without asking permission from the government, or whether they will...

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