Posted: December 1, 2016 Filed under: Asia, China, Education | Tags: Auto Guangzhou, CCTV, China, Kunming, Textbooks, University, Xi'an
A café in the central Chinese city of Xi’an has become a place of pilgrimage for students after its owner installed a giant artwork made of books as a symbol of the crushing workload that many of China’s schools impose on youngsters. At 7.5 meters tall with a diameter of 1.5 meters, the hollow edifice is made of over four tons of unwanted textbooks bought by Li from a nearby university. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 10, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment, Global | Tags: 10 Years, CCTV, Cinema, Derek Yee, Hollywood Reporter, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Film Award, Jevons Au Man-Kit, Mainland China, Movies, Ten Years, Tencent Holdings, The Hollywood Reporter, Yau Ma Tei
Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times has called ‘Ten Years,’ comprising vignettes that reveal a dystopic vision of Hong Kong’s future in which political freedoms have been eroded by China’s control, a “virus of the mind.”
Patrick Brzeski reports: The most talked-about recent film phenomenon in Hong Kong centers on the territory’s tiniest local release. The dark, provocative indie drama Ten Years was produced on a microbudget of $75,000 and opened in December at a single cinema in Hong Kong’s Yau Ma Tei district. A surprise run of sellout screenings resulted in the movie beating the local per-screen average of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened the following day.
Ten Years comprises five shorts — all set in the year 2025, and each directed by a different Hong Kong filmmaker — that explore ways in which life in the territory might change during the next decade. Collectively, the vignettes reveal a dystopic vision of Hong Kong’s future in which human rights and political freedoms in the semiautonomous territory have been eroded by the incursion of mainland China’s control.
[Read the full story here, at Hollywood Reporter]
The film struck an immediate chord among a Hong Kong populace worried about its future.
“Many in the audience told us they hadn’t gone to the cinema to watch a movie for a long time,” says Jevons Au Man-Kit, one of the film’s five directors. “But they came to support Ten Years. It was more than just a movie to them — it’s about their home.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 10, 2015 Filed under: Asia, China, Global, Mediasphere, Self Defense | Tags: CCTV, CCTV News, Dog, Dog Bite, Hebei Province, Revenge, Shijiazhuang
The next time you mistreat a dog, think twice.
After a man kicked a stray dog from a parking lot in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, it didn’t bark or bite but struck back with what seems like a coordinated plan.
The dog instead returned with a pack of other dogs and started biting the man’s car.
After the photos, which were shared on People’s Daily Weibo account, began circulating, people were quick to react.
“Animals also have self-esteem,” said @Tianwaitanbao.
“The car owner should have fed dog before shooing it away,” suggested @Xiaocaoqingting.
“Although animals are unable to speak, they have their own character,” said @20suidenizhunbeihaolema.
Posted: November 18, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: Alarm clock, CCTV, Clock, invention, Inventor, novelty, Swedish, Tumblr
Posted: October 26, 2015 Filed under: Global, Mediasphere, Religion, War Room | Tags: CCTV, ISIL, ISIS, Jihadism, Kobani, Terrorism, Wedding
Posted: October 25, 2015 Filed under: Asia, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: ABI Research, Architecture, CCTV, Daily Mail, EUROPE, Prague, Traffic light, Urban
Posted: October 21, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Aggravated battery, Albuquerque, Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County, CCTV, Drug paraphernalia, Drug Policy Alliance, False evidence, Hardware store, KOB, Mexico, New Mexico, Road rage, Road Rage Shooting, University of New Mexico
Four-year-old girl fatally shot in road rage incident
A person of interest in a road rage shooting on a New Mexico interstate that killed a four-year-old girl was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, Albuquerque police said.
“We’re going to take our time with this. We’re going to take our time, get our appropriate documents, gather evidence appropriately.”
— Police spokesman Tanner Tixier
Police spokesman Tanner Tixier told reporters it was “too soon” to say if authorities captured the man involved in the deadly shooting, but said the person taken into custody matched an earlier description given out by police.
“We are in desperate need of info to help us resolve the conflicting information we’re getting right now. We’re begging for the community’s help.”
— Police Chief Gordon Eden
Tixier said the person of interest was found driving in a different vehicle than the one involved in the road rage incident. He said that vehicle may be in a garage, and authorities need to obtain search warrants to examine it.
“We’re going to take our time with this,” he said Wednesday. “We’re going to take our time, get our appropriate documents, gather evidence appropriately.”
[Read the full report here, at Fox News]
Albuquerque cops spent much of the day in a “desperate” search for a man believed to be in his mid-20s or early 30s who was seen driving a maroon or dark red Toyota sedan when he opened fire in a road rage incident that killed Lilly Garcia as her horrified father and seven-year-old brother watched.
Tixier said earlier Wednesday that police believe the assailant was driving a Corolla or Camry with a spoiler on the trunk and dark tinted windows. The car also had a University of New Mexico plate and may contain the digits “200.”
“We are in desperate need of info to help us resolve the conflicting information we’re getting right now,” Police Chief Gordon Eden said. “We’re begging for the community’s help.”
The killer was going west on Interstate 40 within city limits and pulled up alongside the car the unidentified child was riding in and opened fire around 3 p.m., shooting the child in the head. The child’s heartbroken father told police it was a case of road rage.
“The dad explained there was some type of road rage incident,” said police spokesman Officer Simon Drobik.
The information released Wednesday afternoon on the suspect’s age and the type of vehicle he was driving was the first bit of descriptive information released to the public. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 13, 2015 Filed under: Education, Mediasphere, Science & Technology | Tags: Body Suit, CCTV, Human, Human Anatomy, media, news, Nude, Strip, Stunt, Teacher
Posted: September 27, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: Blood Moon, CCTV, lunar, Mid-Autumn Festival, Photography, Super Moon, Tumblr
Posted: August 27, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, Japan, Mediasphere | Tags: Abuja, Alcoholism, CCTV, Government of Japan, Japan, Japan Meteorological Agency, Photography, Sea of Japan, Tokyo
Source: vintage everyday
Posted: August 18, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Arrest, Blackshirts, Cashier, CCTV, Convenience store, Knife, Machete, New York Daily News, Pittsburgh, Robbery, Sword, WPXI
A Pittsburgh cashier armed with a sword chased off two would-be machete-wielding robbers, police said. Below is what appears to be raw security video.
New York Daily News‘ Meg Wagner reports:
Don’t bring a machete to a sword fight.
A Pennsylvania convenience store worker clerk one-upped two machete-wielding thieves who tried to rob his store and chased them off with his own bigger blade, police said.
Two teens wearing masks busted into Perry Market in Pittsburgh just before 10 p.m. Friday.
Both of the wannabe robbers were armed with footlong knives. One pointed his at a customer. The second jumped behind the counter and demanded cash from the on-duty clerk.
But the well-prepared cashier refused to give in. Instead, the clerk swatted at the weapon — and pulled out his sword.
“Then when he hit the sword that the dude had in his hand — my brother hit the sword — he ran away,” the clerk’s brother M.C. Hydare told WPXI. Hydare said he was in the store during the robbery. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 12, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, China | Tags: Beijing, CCTV, China, Explosion, Mandarin Chinese, Mushroom cloud, State media, Tianjin, Xinhua News Agency
TIANJIN — A massive explosion late Wednesday shook the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, startling nearby residents with tremors and noise, but it was not known immediately if there were any casualties, according to state media.
The explosion in Tianjin erupted at a container port where flammable material was being stored in containers, reported CCTV, China’s state-owned broadcaster.
The Chinese broadcaster said it was unable to confirm the number of those injured or whether any people had been killed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 15, 2015 Filed under: Asia, China, Mediasphere | Tags: Arrest, Bijie, CCTV, China, Criminal law, Guangdong, Guiyang, Guizhou, Hong Kong, Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China
If you thought your commute to work was bad, spare a thought for these Chinese construction workers.
The migrants were on their way to a building site in Guiyang, Guizhou province, on Sunday when a police officer spotted their slow-moving vehicle swaying in the traffic.
Upon closer inspection, he was astonished to find dozens of people crammed into the back of the six-seater minibus. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 11, 2015 Filed under: Asia, China, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: Ahmedabad, Asia Pacific, Beijing, CCTV, China, China Central Television, Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, Sina Weibo, Twitter, Xi Jinping
Was she flaunting a luxury item on air, or just wearing something that many Chinese can afford?
“Expensive watches have become a symbol of corruption in China ever since August 2012, when netizens unearthed an image of provincial safety bureaucrat Yang Dacai smiling at the scene of a deadly traffic accident — and wearing a luxury timepiece likely beyond his modest means.”
The photos initially attracted attention as an example of an ostentatious display; a spate of news articles and Weibo media posts on May 5 accused Wang of “showing off her wealth.” Some Weibo users chimed in to criticize Wang as well. “Official media should appear thrifty,” wrote one Weibo user, arguing that the image of official media and that of the government that controls it are closely related. More than one speculated without evidence that Wang, beautiful and in her mid-20s, might be mistress to a wealthy man.
Those claims are harsh (and unsubstantiated) – but the vitriol toward China’s reviled state broadcaster is more understandable. While CCTV has often served as an important mouthpiece for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s nationwide anti-corruption crackdown, now into its third year, the state broadcaster itself has been embroiled in several scandals during that time. In July 2014, authorities unexpectedly detained one of CCTV’s most outspoken hosts, Rui Chenggang. That same month, authorities held senior CCTV executive Guo Zhenxi for suspected bribery, and in August 2014 they detained Huang Haitao, a prominent CCTV deputy director, for alleged graft.
[Read the full text here, at ForeignPolicy.com]
Expensive watches have become a symbol of corruption in China ever since August 2012, when netizens unearthed an image of provincial safety bureaucrat Yang Dacai smiling at the scene of a deadly traffic accident — and wearing a luxury timepiece likely beyond his modest means. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 1, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Global, War Room | Tags: Al-Shabaab (militant group), Associated Press, CCTV, Garissa, Kenya, Mandera, Mombasa, Somalia, The Pentagon, Uganda
Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at Garissa University College near the border with Somalia.
Local media say that two policemen and a student have been injured and rushed to hospital, and Kenyan defence forces are said to have arrived at the scene.
It is not clear who is responsible for the attack, but Somali al-Shabaab militants have frequently targeted Kenya in the past few years….developing….
Posted: March 24, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Bomb threat, Cathy L. Lanier, CCTV, Chairman, CNN, Jason Chaffetz, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States Secret Service, White House
At The Corner, Brendan Bordelon writes:
Despite the Secret Service’s refusal to provide video of the incident, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R, Ut.) released an alternate video showing two agents driving through an active bomb threat scene after drinking, knocking over a barricade in the process.
“…Two agents suspected of being intoxicated drove through the scene, knocking over a protective barrel and passing their vehicle’s wheels within feet of the possible bomb…”
Chaffetz and his fellow lawmakers excoriated Secret Service head Joseph Clancy during a hearing on Tuesday, accusing him of trying to cover up embarrassing details of an incident that occurred outside the White House earlier this month.
On the evening of March 4, a woman dropped a package she claimed was a bomb near the White House and fled the scene. The Secret Service first bungled the response, treating it merely as a suspicious package instead of a verified bomb threat. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 25, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Access Hollywood, African American, America's Next Top Model, Bruce Jenner, CCTV, Charlotte, Hummer, Lexus, murder, North Carolina, Suge Knight, TMZ (website)
Mirjana Puhar — a recent “America’s Next Top Model” contestant — was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend’s home in Charlotte, NC … TMZ has learned.
A source who was very close to Mirjana confirmed to TMZ that she was one of the 3 victims found dead in a home that belonged to Mirjana’s boyfriend. The source says a friend of the couple went to the house after getting a call that gunshots were heard.
We’re told the friend went into the house, saw 2 bodies — Mirjana and the bf — and then called police to report the killings. The friend didn’t see the 3rd victim, but did see money scattered around the house. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23, 2015 Filed under: Asia, Censorship, China, Global, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Beijing, CCTV, China, Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong, North Korea, satire
BEIJING—Acknowledging that its current programs are insufficient to meet the needs of a fast-paced, 21st-century population, the Chinese Ministry of Justice held a press conference Friday affirming its commitment to fixing the nation’s crumbling reeducation system.
“We are falling well short of the reeducation needs of this country and failing a whole generation of dissidents. We need better reeducators who know how to use modern teaching and disciplinary technologies if we want to inspire our people to become fully subservient pawns of the state.”
According to government officials, the steady decline in the quality of reeducation is evidenced by the system’s serious overcrowding, dilapidated correctional facilities, and outdated propaganda materials, which have left a large percentage of China’s political prisoners unprepared for life as obedient citizens.
“For China to remain competitive, it is of the utmost importance that we hire administrators who have the passion and know-how to promote the inability to think independently.”
“We are falling well short of the reeducation needs of this country and failing a whole generation of dissidents,” said justice minister Wu Aiying, lamenting that many institutions currently rely on standardized reprogramming curriculums that haven’t been updated since the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. “We need better reeducators who know how to use modern teaching and disciplinary technologies if we want to inspire our people to become fully subservient pawns of the state.”
“The last thing we want is for state prisoners to fall behind and end up getting stuck in the system for several extra years. If we get them out there, we know they can thrive as pliant mouthpieces for the Communist Party.”
“It is crucial that we find ways to attract the best instructors to our facilities, the devoted ones who aren’t just in it for the paycheck,” Wu added. “For China to remain competitive, it is of the utmost importance that we hire administrators who have the passion and know-how to promote the inability to think independently.”
Speaking candidly with reporters, several top Justice Ministry officials admitted that the majority of reeducators do not actively engage with China’s largest generation of prisoners to date, noting that most instructors lack passion and enthusiasm for their daily thought-suppression and punishment sessions. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 2, 2014 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Bissonnet, Buick, CCTV, Fuel Depot, Gas station, Hit-and-run, Houston, Houston Police Department, Marcus Chukuwuu
“When I turned around it was a lady coming full speed to take us out.”
— Marcus Chukuwuu, one of the two men struck by the motorist
HOUSTON – The surveillance cameras were rolling outside the Fuel Depot gas station in the 11500 block of Bissonnet when a driver hit two men and kept going. “When I turned around it was a lady coming full speed to take us out,” said Marcus Chukuwuu. “She took off. (She) hit us both and just kept going.” Chukuwuu told Local 2 he and his boss stopped at the gas station to fill up after work.
“He was like, ‘Don’t kill me.’ And she was like, ‘If I wanted to kill you I’d shoot you, I won’t run you over.”
They were standing at one pump when a female driver tried backing into the space next to them. The video shows she came close to men, and they said they thought she was going to hit them. So one of the men told her to be careful.
“I walked across to give him the change and that’s when she just ran both of us over.”
The woman was mad, Chukuwuu said, and her comment scared him. So the 21-year-old walked away and went inside the store to get some change. He came out less than one minute later and that’s when the two men were hit.
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Posted: March 3, 2014 Filed under: Asia, China, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Beijing, CCTV, China, Kunming, Kunming Railway Station, Police, Tiananmen Square, Train Station, Xinhua News Agency, Xinjiang, Yunnan
Mourning: People turned out in their droves to lay candles for the 29 murdered in Kunming station
Mourners and volunteers descended on Kunming today after knife-wielding attackers killed 29 people in a frenzied rampage.
By Mia De Graaf and Dan Bloom and Kieran Corcoran
The killers, four of whom were shot by armed police, launched the horrific slaughter at Kunming railway station in Yunnan province at around 9pm local time yesterday.
“I saw two attackers, both men, one with a watermelon knife and the other with a fruit knife. They were running and chopping whoever they could.”
Distressing photos circulating online showed bodies, pools of blood and abandoned luggage scattered across the terminal floor in the wake of what authorities termed an ‘organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack’.
More than 130 people were injured in the frenzied attack last night, which has left China shaken
It is a small step towards comprehending the atrocity as officials try to uncover who was behind it
Earlier, volunteers descended on the city’s hospitals in Yunnan province to give blood for the 130 wounded
Today, hospitals were filled with citizens giving blood as dozens remain in a critical state.
Outside, candles were laid in heart shapes as the nation absorbs the shock of the event.
It is believed that more than 10 people took part in the attack. As well as the four who were shot yesterday, one was taken alive. The rest are still being hunted.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 11, 2014 Filed under: Asia, China, Crime & Corruption | Tags: CCTV, China, China Central Television, Dongguan, Sex industry, Sina Weibo, Wang Yongzhi, YouTube
chinaSMACK has an interesting collection of news images, screen caps, news links, articles. On YouTube, I found this video of a news broadcast.
CCTV Exposes Dongguan Sex Industry
Though it’s brief, and doesn’t have particularly insightful reporting, at around 43 seconds there’s a brief glimpse of just a fraction of the almost unimaginably large police force [A total of 6,525 police officers allegedly took part in a crackdown] There’s just no western equivalent for a scene like that: a prostitution raid involving thousands of law enforcement officials, and countless TV cameras capturing hundreds (or possibly dozens) of frightened, cowering hookers, hotel managers, and guests.
Check out chinaSMACK for more links, photos, news sources.
This is from the YouTube page:
Authorities in Dongguan, near Guangzhou, suspended two police chiefs and shut 12 entertainment venues allegedly involved in prostitution in a crackdown after state television reported on the sex trade in the city over the weekend.
Police detained 67 people after raiding the venues in five townships revealed by China Central Television on Sunday night, the Guangdong provincial public security department said yesterday. In two news programmes, CCTV said local police ignored prostitution in the city and allowed the industry to thrive five years after the Ministry of Public Security had conducted a crackdown. In a citywide bust after raiding the venues fingered by CCTV, authorities detained another 162 people at 39 locations.
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Posted: February 10, 2014 Filed under: Asia, China, Crime & Corruption, Global | Tags: Beijing, CCTV, China, China Central Television, Dongguan, Guangdong, Houjie, Prostitution, Public security bureau, Sex industry
Just hours after a national broadcast program accused police of doing nothing about the rampant sex trade in Dongguan, 67 suspects had been detained and 12 entertainment venues shut down in the city in southern Guangdong Province.
The highly visible trade in sex, according to CCTV, included beauty contests where prostitutes wearing revealing dresses and number tags paraded along a catwalk in front of prospective clients. Sometimes presenters promoted girls like products on shopping channels
Zhongtang Town public security bureau chief He Cheng has been suspended.
A total of 6,525 police officers took part in a crackdown that began at 3pm yesterday and was due to continue until early this morning.
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Posted: February 4, 2014 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, U.S. News | Tags: Ankeny Iowa, Battle Dress Uniform, CCTV, Des Moines Iowa, Iowa, Police officer, RAID, SWAT
Iowa Family ‘Terrorized’
Authorities destroy cameras to prevent account of raid
When critics warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about. You’ll see the raid team, dressed in battle-dress uniforms, helmets and face-covering balaclava hoods take down the family’s door with a battering ram. You’ll see them storm the home with ballistics shields, guns at the ready. More troubling still, you’ll see not one but two officers attempt to prevent the family from having an independent record of the raid, one by destroying a surveillance camera, another by blocking another camera’s lens…
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Posted: December 10, 2013 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: CCTV, Child Jesus, Connellsville Pennsylvania, Global Positioning System, Jesus, KDKA, Nativity scene, Theft
WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene.
The thefts happened on Connellsville Road.
“I went to get my mail, and when I came back and looked at the nativity, the baby was gone,” Valarie Goodwin said.
Stealing baby Jesus is so widespread, that municipalities, churches, and homeowners are now using GPS devices and security cameras for security.
One nativity scene is even protected by a metal screen.
Goodwin found a stand-in baby Jesus, she’s just hoping the person responsible for the theft, will return the baby unharmed.
Posted: November 17, 2013 Filed under: Asia, China, Entertainment | Tags: BBC, CCTV, Chengdu, China, China Central Television, Chinese, Liu Wen, Paul Dempsey
HONG KONG —Patrick Frater reports: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and China Central Television (CCTV) are to set up a center for story development.
The center is part of an agreement between the two state-backed broadcast giants that was signed Monday (Nov. 18) at the Sichuan TV Festival in Chengdu, China.
They said that the center will develop documentaries for TV audiences which will focus on the Chinese and Asian markets, but also possibly target global audiences. The deal is expected to last an initial three years. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 3, 2013 Filed under: Asia, Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: American Broadcasting Company, Arts, CCTV, China, Jimmy Kimmel, Shanghaiist, Twitter
No matter what your opinion is on the Jimmy Kimmel “Kill China” skit fiasco, I think we can all agree that this attempt by CCTV to grill Jimmy Kimmel is the most bumbling, unintelligible mess you’ll see all week. Not to mention that accusations of racism are pretty rich coming from CCTV.
Posted: October 9, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere, Reading Room, Think Tank | Tags: Ann Cavoukian, Atlantic, CCTV, Christian Science Monitor, Manhattan, New York Times, Ontario, Pacific Standard
Surveillance cameras now exist – often unseen – on city streets in the hundreds, mounted over ATMs, from street lights, at the entrances to private apartment buildings and in public parks. Efforts to map them in Manhattan, for example, have counted more than 2,000 such cameras, each adding to an increasingly comprehensive network that is creating – depending on your point of view – either safer streets or a surveillance state.
Critics of this increasingly ubiquitous technology argue that so many electronic eyes have become invasive. They violate your privacy. They’re redefining what it means to walk through public space. But here is one more novel argument that might cause unconvinced politicians to reconsider the social costs of heightened security: What if surveillance cameras are also bad for creativity and innovation? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 23, 2013 Filed under: Asia, China, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Beijing, CCTV, China, Dumex, GlaxoSmithKline, Groupe Danone, Inner Mongolia, Tianjin
French food group Danone says it is investigating Chinese state TV allegations that it bribed hospital staff to give its milk powder to new-born babies. Photo: Reuters
Toh Han Shih reports: Chinese state media yesterday broadcast further allegations of bribery against Dumex, a baby formula subsidiary of French food and beverage giant Danone.
CCTV last week quoted a former Dumex sales manager alleging the company had bribed hospital staff in the city of Tianjin to feed its milk powder to newborn babies.
But the television channel yesterday expanded its claims, saying Dumex had paid out nearly 500,000 yuan in bribes in April alone to doctors and nurses in Beijing and five northern provinces – Heilongjiang , Hebei , Liaoning , Jilin , and Inner Mongolia – as well as Tianjin. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 15, 2013 Filed under: Asia, China | Tags: Beijing, blogger, CCTV, censorship, China, Chinese American, Sina Weibo, Sunday, Twitter, Xue
CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS – Chinese-American businessman and blogger Charles Xue appeared on Chinese state television and discussed the dangers of the Internet.
BEIJING — William Wan writes: Chinese state television on Sunday broadcast a startling video of a famous blogger in handcuffs, renouncing his Web posts and saying how dangerous the Internet would be if left uncontrolled by the government. The 10-minute news report featuring Charles Xue — a Chinese American businessman and one of China’s most popular bloggers — was the latest step in what appears to be a systematic campaign to intimidate online opinion leaders against speaking too freely or critically of the government. Read the rest of this entry »