By John Hancock, in Beijing Special to The Wild East Democracy and free expression are thriving in China — in cyberspace. While Big Brother asserted himself in 2009, this did not prevent foreign ideas from invading his Internet space and there has been a renaissance in self-expression, comparable to theRead more
China Warns Web Media and Bloggers: Beijing is watching.
Bloggers will be monitored. The PRC has set up a team to ‘police’ the Internet. They will attempt to remove sensitive content, warn bloggers who ‘cross the line’ and block access to sites that don’t comply.Read more
Tibet violence changes tone of Taiwan vote
Article and Illustration by Mark Perrault Vancouver Sun March 17th, 2008. Jonathan Manthorpe is correct to identify linkages between the current unrest in Tibet and the presidential elections in Taiwan and his critically-informed and sustained interest in the Taiwan situation offers one of very few perspectives on that part ofRead more