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World News: China Scores Poorly in Global Democracy Index

China Ballot Officers

In a year of little progress for democracy around the world, China has once more ranked among the lowest on a 2012 global democracy index, while Hong Kong moved up a few places based on rising levels of public participation

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Posted in Human Rights, World News

Internet Censorship: China Lifts Ban on IMDB

IMDB

China has unblocked the popular entertainment website IMDB (Internet Movie Database), which has been blocked since 2010. “I know very few cases where a site that’s been blocked for a long time is unblocked,” said Doug Young, a journalism professor

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

China: Secret Arrest to be Justified by Law Amendment

Written by Oiwan Lam The Chinese government is in the process of completing an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The draft, released for public consultation on 30 August, 2011, has sparked an intense debate among law professors and lawyers,

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Posted in Human Rights

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