Sat

02

Jun

2012

Google helps Chinese avoid censorship

Flowers are placed on the Google logo outside Google China headquarters in Beijing.

Flowers are placed on the Google logo outside Google China headquarters in Beijing.

From USA Today

By Joe McDonald, Associated Press

 

BEIJING – Google has fired a new salvo in a censorship battle with Beijing by adding a feature that warns users in China who enter search keywords that might produce blocked results and suggests they try other terms.


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Sat

05

Feb

2011

China restricts news, discussion of Egypt unrest

Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion of unrest in Egypt and sanitising news reports about it in a sign of official unease that the uprising could fuel calls for reform at home.

By AFP    Published: Monday, January 31, 2011


Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion of unrest in Egypt and sanitising news reports about it in a sign of official unease that the uprising could fuel calls for reform at home.

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Tue

01

Feb

2011

AlJazeera English Blacked Out Across Most Of U.S.

First Posted: 01/30/11 05:00 PM Updated: 02/ 1/11 08:39 AM
First Posted: 01/30/11 05:00 PM Updated: 02/ 1/11 08:39 AM

WASHINGTON - Canadian television viewers looking for the most thorough and in-depth coverage of the uprising in Egypt have the option of tuning into Al Jazeera English, whose on-the-ground coverage of the turmoil is unmatched by any other outlet. American viewers, meanwhile, have little choice but to wait until one of the U.S. cable-company-approved networks broadcasts footage from AJE, which the company makes publicly available. What they can't do is watch the network directly.

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Sat

09

Oct

2010

China's Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

By John Pomfret
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 8, 2010; 5:20 PM

 

The first citizen of the People's Republic of China to win a Nobel prize was awarded the honor Friday for advocating greater freedom in his country.

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Thu

16

Sep

2010

China: 'Legal procedures' must end

By Bao Daozu, China Daily

 

BEIJING - The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused Japan of provoking a serious situation in bilateral relations and once again demanded the immediate return of the captain of a Chinese trawler, still illegally detained in the country.

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Thu

09

Sep

2010

Chinese One-Child Policy

TIME:  News Feed by Allie Townsend, September 9, 2010

 

The Chinese government is beginning to rethink its famed one-child limit as it begins to lift the restriction in five provinces with low birth rates.

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Thu

09

Sep

2010

The Crime of Giving Water to Thirsty People

Time Magazine  By Adam Cohen Wednesday, Sep. 08, 2010

Mike asked me to post this (Roger).

 

Daniel Millis, a volunteer with the faith-based organization No More Deaths, was arrested in 2008 for littering. His crime: leaving bottles of drinking water on trails near the Arizona-Mexico border so immigrants walking through the desert would not die of thirst.

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Thu

02

Sep

2010

India widens security crackdown to Google, Skype

THURSDAY Sep 02, 2010 08:12 ET India widens security crackdown to Google,Skype By ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press AP

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Tue

17

Aug

2010

China - Banks - Workers who have been let go

 

  The New York Times

 August 15, 2010

 

Workers Let Go by China’s Banks Putting Up Fight

By ANDREW JACOBS

 

BEIJING — These are heady days for China’s state-controlled banks. Last month, the Agricultural Bank of China made its stock market debut, bringing in $22 billion for the largest public offering ever. A sister government-run bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, now has the highest stock market value of any bank in the world.

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15

Aug

2010

Google Verizon Internet Control

 The New York Times


Editorial

August 13, 2010

 

The Google/Verizon Payment Plan

 

For months, the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to guarantee nondiscriminatory access to broadband Internet have met opposition from the companies that provide broadband service and from their allies in Congress. On Monday, Verizon and Google created a stir by jointly proposing an alternative set of rules as the basis for new legislation governing the Internet.

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