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Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency Denies Role in Journalist’s Murder

Saleem Shahzad, a prominent Pakistani journalist whose tortured body was discovered this week, was buried in Karachi on Wednesday. The 40-year old father of three worked for the Hong-Kong based Asia Times Online and other  publications and had recently written

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China Rejects Internet Censorship Lawsuit Filed in US

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China Detains Worshippers at Unsanctioned Church

Chinese police arrested at least 30 members of an underground Protestant church in Beijing Sunday in a growing crackdown on dissent across China. The U.S.-based Christian rights group China Aid reported that police rounded up members of the Shouwang House

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China Baffled by Support for Imprisoned Activist Ai Weiwei

Source: VOA   The Chinese government says it is unhappy with international support for detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The latest rebuke of international criticism about China’s crackdown on dissidents comes on the same day European Commission Vice President

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China Breaks Up Christian Worship Services

Source: VOA   Police in China detained  hundreds of Christian worshippers as they gathered for an outdoor service in Beijing. The detentions are the latest in a crackdown on individuals and groups deemed by the government to pose a threat

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Chinese Police Detain Famed Artist, Activist

Source: VOA   One of China‘s best-known artists, activist Ai Weiwei, was detained in Beijing Sunday as he tried to board a flight for Hong Kong, and police later raided his studio outside the Chinese capital. The move, reported by

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China Acts to Stamp Out Call for ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Likely Inspired by Egyptian Protests

Source: Canadian Press – By Anita Chang   BEIJING, China — Jittery Chinese authorities staged a show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution” apparently modeled after pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East. Authorities

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U.S. Develops Web Censorship Buster

Source: Information Week – By Elizabeth Montalbano The U.S. government has developed technology that can cut through Web censorship barriers in countries like China and deliver news and information to people who don’t have currently have access to it. The

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Technology Undermines Censorship in China

Source: The Daily Evergreen Peter Herford examines the technological challenge being posed to censorship in China. The Chinese government is facing a diminishing ability to control the technological environment they actually created, CBS veteran producer Peter Herford said. Herford visited

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Jan 20, 1841: Hong Kong Ceded to the British

During the First Opium War, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British with the signing of the Chuenpi Convention, an agreement seeking an end to the first Anglo-Chinese conflict. In 1839, Britain invaded China to crush opposition

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