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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Another arrest in growing crackdown on 64Tianwang website reporters
2015-06-29
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns this week’s arbitrary arrest of Yang Dongying, the latest victim of the Chinese government’s systematic persecution of citizen-journalists working for 64Tianwang...
Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
2010-07-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
2009-11-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Canadian writers protest the detention of Liu Xiaobo
2009-01-22
PEN Canada
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Nino Ricci and more than 40 members of PEN Canada, the writers' association, have signed a petition on behalf of prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
China Deprives Uyghur Prisoner Right to Legal Counsel
2014-08-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned that undue political pressure has been applied to a defence lawyer to make her withdraw from defending a Uyghur scholar accused of separa...
China Imposes Yet More Restrictions on Journalists
2009-04-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns instructions to media issued by Chinaâs Prison Bureau and Central Propaganda Department that they must only report information distributed th...
China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
China's new leadership faces censorship challenge
2013-03-16
Committee to Protect Journalists
China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committe...
China's tightening grasp on Hong Kong's press freedom
2014-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply worried that Hong Kong’s media managers lack sufficient independence to face ongoing political pressure from China.
Chinese authorities continue attempts to control media
2015-08-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists expresses concern regarding the recent directive issued to the Chinese media regarding reporting of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
2015-03-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome ...
EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
2016-01-13
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
Four years in prison for cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong
2014-01-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the four-year jail sentence that Beijing Intermediate Court No. 1 imposed on the cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong on 26 January on a charge of gathering a crowd to disturb...
Four young Tibetans jailed for providing information about self-immolation
2012-10-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that more Tibetans, including a minor, have been given long jail sentences for trying to circulate information about the grave human rights situation in ...
Freedom of expression 'systematically violated' in Tibet
2009-03-09
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the systematic violation of press freedom and free expression in Tibet.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Google rebels against China's Internet censors
2010-01-13
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders hails US Internet giant Google#s announcement yesterday that it will stop censoring the Chinese version of its search engine, Google.cn # a move that could lead to Google.cn#...
Government directive restricts media reporting in China
2015-06-30
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for a directive issued by China’s media regulator on June 19, restricting reporting about China’s Stock Exchange.
IFJ Report Lists China's Secret Bans on Media Reporting
2010-02-01
International Federation of Journalists
A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on press freedom in China highlights the battle by local censors to control media commentary on a wide range of topics throughout in 2...
New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in...
New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says
2015-07-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People's Congress yesterday, on July 1, 2015.
Restrictions on China Jailed Nobel Laureate and Supporters Must Cease
2010-12-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for China's authorities to lift blanket bans and restrictions around imprisoned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu ...
RSF calls for boycott of China's World Internet Conference
2015-12-15
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world's leading "Enemy of the Internet."
RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
2016-01-22
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for European Union sanctions against state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) and the official news agency Xinhua for broadcasting and publishing what are pres...
Sakharov Network requests Chinese dissident Hu Jia's release
2010-04-15
Sakharov Network
The Sakharov Network calls on the European Parliament#s president and the countries of the European Union to take energetic action to obtain the release of imprisoned Chinese human rights activist Hu ...
Support Builds for Charter 08: Manifesto for Human Rights and Democratic Reform in China
2009-02-09
China Right's Network panel discussion on Charter 08, a manifesto for human rights and democratic reform in China.
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
2010-07-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.

Sources Select Resources

Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game
The Skirmish in the Spratlys
Whitney, Mike
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Washington has thrown down the gauntlet in the South China Sea. If Beijing wants to preserve its independence and surpass the US as the world's biggest economy, it's going to have to meet the challeng...
Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders condemns China's policy of exporting its information con...
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Biggest Strike In China's History Enters 6th Day: Police Arrested Organizers, Workers Battle SWAT Troops
Article
2014
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
The largest strike in China's history has entered the sixth day, defying state attempts to repress workers struggling against economic and social injustice. Police arrested several organizers of the s...
Black Flag Army
Wikipedia
Article
The Black Flag Army was a splinter remnant of a bandit group recruited largely from soldiers of ethnic Zhuang background, who crossed the border in 1865 from Guangxi, China into Upper Tonkin, then par...
Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
Jack, Ian
Article
2014
The Guardian
Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
By Accepting Chinese Censorship of Domains, Registry xyz.com Invites More
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Industry news site Domain Incite has reported that this puts perhaps close to 12,000 banned words and expressions onto the blacklist, thereby preventing terms such as the Chinese words for 'democracy'...
Canadian writers protest the detention of Liu Xiaobo
Sources News Release
Article
2009
PEN Canada
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Nino Ricci and more than 40 members of PEN Canada, the writers' association, have signed a petition on behalf of prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Access to the websites of Le Monde, The Guardian, Global Mail, El País and Süddeutsche Zeitung were blocked in China after they and other international media reported the results of research into the ...
China Deprives Uyghur Prisoner Right to Legal Counsel
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned that undue political pressure has been applied to a defence lawyer to make her withdraw from defending a Uyghur scholar accused of separa...
China Imposes Yet More Restrictions on Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns instructions to media issued by Chinaâs Prison Bureau and Central Propaganda Department that they must only report information distributed th...
China in Revolt
Friedman, Eli
Article
2012
Jacobin Magazine
Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
CHINA: News of Ethnic Strife Skirts Chinese Censors
Antoaneta Bezlova
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
The story of ethnic strife engulfing Xinjiang may have been relegated to the inner pages of the country#s state-controlled newspapers, but this time, the government could barely suppress the outflow o...
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
Article
2014
IFEX
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
"ChinaLeaks" Stories Censored in Mainland China
Hudson, Michael; Guevara, Marina Walker; Olesen, Alexa
Article
2014
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Chinese authorities move aggressively to block online access to news reports exposing the secrecy-cloaked offshore holdings of China’s political and financial elites.
China's Cyber-War: Don't Believe the Hype
Net Threat Inflation
Lee, Peter
Article
2013
Counterpunch
Addressing cyber-theft, U.S hypocrisy, and China.
China's Great Cannon: New weapon to suppress free speech online
Lowenthal, Tom
Article
2015
Comittee to Protect Journalists
Chinese censorship of the internet is a well known fact but the tactics that the Chinese government uses -- and how similar those tactics are to the ones used by the NSA -- points to an international ...
China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
China's new leadership faces censorship challenge
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee to Protect Journalists
China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committe...
Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome ...
Chinese Efforts to Quash Human Rights Campaigns Rippling Out of Control, says PEN
PEN International
Article
2015
PEN International
A string of disappearances and arrests of over 100 human rights lawyers in China in the past week is the boldest move yet in Beijing's sprawling campaign to destroy China's human rights movement.
Connexions Library: China Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on China.
Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
Maass, Peter; Poitras, Laura
Article
2014
The Intercept
The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices, according to docume...
Editor of Chinese website, missing for a month, arrested on anti-state charges
Comittee to Protect Journalists
Article
2015
IFEX
An editor and secretary-general of a human rights group in China has been was abducted and charged with "inciting subversion of state power" by the Chinese government. The chinese government is infamo...
EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
Freedom of expression 'systematically violated' in Tibet
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the systematic violation of press freedom and free expression in Tibet.
'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2015
Antiwar.com
There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stand...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
How we did Offshore Leaks China
Walker Guevara, Marina
Article
2014
ICIJ
A multinational team of journalists spent months combing through secret tax haven records revealing offshore holdings of China’s rich and powerful.
IFJ Report Lists China's Secret Bans on Media Reporting
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on press freedom in China highlights the battle by local censors to control media commentary on a wide range of topics throughout in 2...
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Article
2015
Washington Post
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
International rights groups call for release of seriously ill Chinese journalist Gao Yu
Article
2015
IFEX
Fifteen human rights and press freedom organizations are urging Chinese President Xi Jinping to immediately release seriously ill journalist Gao Yu from prison. In a letter, the organizations also cal...
The Life and Resistance of a Chinese Worker
Ren, Hao; Li, Zhongjin; Friedman, Eli
Article
2016
Jacobin
Under China's labour management system, independent unionism is strictly banned, and the state's official trade union body monopolizes worker representation. That means that all of China’s 806,498,521...
A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
A Marxist History of the World part 93: Maoist China
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
After the revolution of 1949, the Chinese Communists resorted to state capitalism to force the country’s industrialisation. The consequences were disastrous.
Media Freedom
You will be harrassed and detained
Adam, Brad
Article
2007
Human Rights Watch
This report analyzes how the Chinese government is failing to fulfill its commitments to respect the reporting freedom of foreign correspondents during the period of the temporary regulations and is i...
New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in...
New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People's Congress yesterday, on July 1, 2015.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Resistance in China Today
Against The Current vol. 161
Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai
Article
2012
Against The Current
Cases of resistance in China continue to grow.
RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for European Union sanctions against state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) and the official news agency Xinhua for broadcasting and publishing what are pres...
The Sinicization Of Tibet
Mittal, Devika
Article
2013
Countercurrents.org
In 1950s, China incorporated Tibet into its territory and since then, it has began a major reform of all aspects of Tibetan life - social, religious, political and economic. The Tibetans had organised...
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the PRC beginning on 14 April. Led mainly by students and intellectuals, the protests occurred in a year that saw the collapse of ...
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
Whither China?
Sheng-wu-lien
Article
1968
A document written by militants called Sheng-wu-lien in Hunan province in China during the "Cultural Revolution." The Shengwulian activists were crushed by the bureaucracy.
Why China's super-rich are now eager to invest in philanthropy
Graham-Harrison, Emma
Article
2015
The Guardian
The country's wealthy elite chase recognition and status by splashing cash on museums and schools, but there may also be a less idealistic motive behind their largesse.
Zimbabwe: China Demands Property Rights
Gagare, Owen
Article
2017
AllAfrica
China this week urged the Zimbabwean government to respect property rights, address concerns over policy inconsistency and clarify its indigenisation policy to attract investment into the country.

Sources Bookshelf

The Chairman's New Clothes
Mao and the Cultural Revolution
Leys, Simon
Book
1969
Analyzes the Chinese "cultural revolution" as a power struggle through which Mao Zedong sought to regain control of the party.
Changing Media, Changing China
Shirk, Susan (ed.)
Book
2010
This collection of essays studies all aspects of media in China, and looks at the changing landscape of information management and demand for real news in China.
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...

Media

Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
The Epoch Times
An independent news media with a special emphasis on China, headquartered in New York and with offices internationally.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
Export Development Canada
EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.


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