Chai Jing’s review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog 柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下

Publicado el 1 de mar. de 2015

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Former celebrity TV anchor Chai Jing, quit her job after her baby daughter was born with lung tumor, and after a year of rigorous investigation, launched this 1 hour 40 minutes documentary about China’s smog: what is smog? Where does it come from? What do we do from here? It is very powerful in many ways. English subtitles of the documentary is not available, but if you can, grab a Chinese friend and watch it with you.





Chinese People Worried That The “Cultural Revolution” Is Back

Publicado el 21/09/2013

File:Destroy the old world Cultural Revolution poster.png

Recently, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media
continuously claimed that it absolutely did not allow
any slandering words to attack the CCP and the regime.

The CCP promotes Marxism ideology again, vowing to use
the pen as weapon and write articles effectively.

Commentators believe that this move precisely shows the true
purpose of the current cracking down of online expressions.
The CCP openly turns to the “left”.
It likely a new “Rectification
Movement” and “Cultural Revolution” will be carried out soon.

On Sept. 16, CCP’s Qiushi magazine published an article
from view of netizens.

It said online expression is like the “cultural revolution’s big-
character posters”, which spread wider, faster and are dangerous.

Researchers of CCP history pointed out that “cultural revolution
big-character posters” can’t compare with online public opinion.

The online public opinion reflects peoples’ minds.

Zhong Weiguang, Germany-based expert on totalitarianism:
“The Red Guard big-character posters were then directly
controlled, influenced and operated by CCP central regime.

Among many posters, a small number reflected peoples’ true
voices, who took the opportunity to complaint about the CCP.

However, today, many online expressions
are peoples’ initiatives and opinions.”
Shi Ping, writer of the article in Qiushi magazine said that
people are always discontent with the regime.
The Internet is full of criticism and negative news.

What people have excessively criticized
about the regime, are not facts

People believe that online negative news is caused by the
regime’s long-term perverse acts.
People have the right to express their anger.

Zhong Weiguang: “If the regime can prove they are right,
they shouldn’t be afraid of people commenting on that issue.
If the CCP had real achievement, it shouldn’t be worried about
the public monitoring them and free expression.
In the West, people live in the standard society and know if a
government had achievement, it will never be afraid of its citizens.
If a government has legitimacy, then it has no fear of being criticized.”

The CCP’s article strongly supports judiciary interpretation
about measures of online expression crimes.

The editor claimed that the Internet legislation is
following the public will.

Online expression must be controlled.

It absolutely can’t ignore the “hostile forces”, which
using the social network to “destroy China”.

Zhong Weiguang: “The CCP has always been under banner
of public opinion against the people.
In China, the regime is a lie producer, including those
who control the internet.
Those lie producers, use lies to rule people.
They know the people need the truth, justice,
freedom of expression, and exposing corruption.”

People’s Daily has published a lengthy article
written by its director, Zhang Yannong.

Zhang cited Lenin’s article of 1905: “Party newspaper is part
of Party’s career, It can’t be push outside of the party for a minute.”

Zhang claimed that the opinion of “People are above the party”
is to deny the CCP’s leadership.
It attempts to get rid of the CCP’s leadership from
the media industry.

Zhong Weiguang: “The one-party dictatorship is above all,
So it definitely can not represent the people.
If CCP represents people, it shouldn’t fear whether people’s
Thoughts are the same or different to that of the party.”

Zhong Weiguang pointed out that the CCP has ruled
China for several decades.
It relies on one-party dictatorship ideology to run the country.
Any thoughts or expression against the CCP will be suppressed.
The CCP has felt great threats, thus the brutal suppression has
increasingly intensified.
Now the CCP promoted Leftist ideology again reflecting its fear.
To maintain its power, the “Cultural Revolution” may occur again.

File:Cultural Revolution poster.jpg


Ai Weiwei – Dumbass (Explicit)

Music video for Dumbass by Ai Weiwei. Song by Ai Weiwei with music by Zuoxiao Zuzhou. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. © 2013 Ai Weiwei.

From the forthcoming album, The Divine Comedy, everywhere June 22, 2013.

Download Single + Video:

Dumbass (Explicit Lyrics)

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

When you’re ready to strike, he mumbles about non-violence.
When you pinch his ear, he says it’s no cure for diarrhea.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala

Stand on the frontline like a dumbass, in a country that puts out like a hooker.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
The field is full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.





Transcending Fear: The Story of Gao Zhisheng (Opening)

Born in a cave with only stars to tell time, Gao Zhisheng overcomes incredible odds to become one of China’s top attorneys. The people call him “the Conscience of China”. But then, in the eyes of the Communist Party, his pursuit of justice goes too far.

After speaking out against taboo human rights abuses, Gao is abducted and tortured. Secret police hold his wife and children hostage.

In a heart-wrenching dilemma, Gao is forced to choose between his lifelong quest for justice and his love for his family.

A story of cruelty, courage and compassion, this film is a must-see for anyone wishing to understand the tensions bubbling below the surface of today’s China, or to meet one of the most noble freedom fighters of our time.

Transcending Fear: The Story of Gao Zhisheng (Opening) from Wenjing Ma on Vimeo.


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权利运动Human Rights Campaign in China

权利运动是由一批活跃在中国人权前线的活动者于2008年建立的一个根植于基层社区的人权倡导组织,我们的目的是通过行动保护社会底层百姓的最基本人权和尊严并促进社会的公平与公正。HRCC is a Community based organization initiated by a group of rights activists operating human rights advocacy on the front lines across China in 2008, we aim to protect the fundamental rights and dignity of China’s poor and promote a just and fair society.

The Human Rights Campaign in China(HRCC) was founded in October of 2008. Its founders were volunteers who had come together from a variety of different fields to advocate on behalf of individuals at the lowest rungs of Chinese society who lack the political and social power to defend themselves. Its members operate on the front lines of human rights advocacy in China, and in the process have undergone secret abduction, illegal detention, physical abuse and unjust prison sentences.


Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes

Program on Liberation Technology

This two day conference will examine the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to expand freedom and generate more pluralistic flows of ideas and information in authoritarian contexts. Through presentation of papers and panel sessions, three key themes will be explored:

  • How individuals in authoritarian countries are using liberation technologies (particularly the internet and mobile phones) to expand pluralism and freedom.
  • How authoritarian states are censoring, constraining, monitoring, and punishing the use of ICT for that purpose.
  • How citizens and groups can circumvent authoritarian censorship and control of these technologies.

Discussion will focus on these challenges generally and also specific developments in countries such as China, Iran, Cuba, Burma, and North Korea, as well as Russia and selected Arab authoritarian regimes.

The conference is sponsored by the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford, in cooperation with the Hoover Institution.



Networked Authoritarianism in China and Beyond:
Implications for global Internet freedom



Xu Zhiyong Civil rights advocacy #Tibet #China #中国茉莉花革命发起者 #中国

Xu Zhiyong Civil rights advocacy #Tibet #China



Increasing Control Continues in China on Eve of Two Sessions:


Blocking China and Bots

Eugen* Leitl

ICBM: 48.07100, 11.36820
8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A 7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE


Those of us who work on security engineering and software security can help educate policymakers and others so that we don’t end up pursuing the folly of active defense.




Sorry, But That ‘Chinese’ Hacking Report Proves Nothing




Last night security firm Mandiant published what appeared to be the most definitive report linking attacks on US firms and institutions with Chinese hackers based with the military.

It’s a remarkable report, laying bare what most people had long assumed — the Chinese government is directly linked to cyber-espionage attacks.

However, not everyone in the cyber-security world is convinced by the report, nor the New York Times articles and Businessweek cover story that have accompanied it. These experts hit back at any claims of a “smoking gun” in the report, instead arguing that more investigation is needed.

In a blog post today, Jeffrey Carr, founder and CEO of cyber security firm Taia Global inc, wrote that the Mandiant report had “critical analytic flaws” and that other theories had not been fully investigated as they did not fit in with the report’s anti-China bias.

Read more:


China Suspected of Hacking U.S.

Sophisticated and extensive study on China’s systematic hacking. The report, issued by Mandiant, is pivotal in understanding the lengths and degree to which Chinese hackers are going and how deeply entrenched within the government they are. So far, China denies it all.


Ugyan Norbu’s Personal message to Prime Minister @David_Cameron: Tibet Needs You Now!

Publicado el 02/12/2012 por 

Ugyan Norbu a British Tibetan Appeals to Prime Minister David Cameron to break his silence on the issue of Tibet and take action.


Tahar Ben Jelloun y Lina Ben Mhenni en Gutun Zuria 2012

Publicado el 23/04/2012 por 

Tahar Ben Jelloun y Lina Ben Mhenni intercambian impresiones sobre la llamada “Primavera árabe” en Gutun Zuria 2012


El activista chino Hu Jia dice haber sido golpeado por gente del régimen

PEKÍN — El activista chino de los derechos humanos Hu Jia anunció en la noche del miércoles que fue golpeado por los hombres de la Seguridad del Estado chino, el día en que a su amigo el artista Ai Weiwei, se le impidió dirigirse al tribunal para una audiencia.

Hu Jia, que se dio a conocer por su lucha por los derechos humanos, por las víctimas del sida o por el medio ambiente, fue liberado en junio de 2011, tras haber cumplido más de tres años de prisión por “intento de subversión”.

El activista dijo a la AFP que fue atacado por varios hombres en la noche del miércoles, cuando intentó salir de su apartamento en las afueras de Pekín. “Es la primera vez que esto me ocurre desde que salí de la cárcel”, dijo, agregando que sangraba y tenía heridas leves.

En la mañana de este jueves, Hu precisó que lo “agarraron por el cuello” y que le dolía mucho. “También me duele el pecho y dos costillas”, dijo, agregando: “tengo cirrosis y ser golpeado es muy perjudicial para mi salud”.

Este nuevo incidente con Hu Jia, quien a menudo tiene problemas con las autoridades, se produjo el día en que el artista Ai Weiwei fue impedido de llegar al tribunal que estudia su queja por una colosal reclamación de impuestos atrasados, lo que en realidad apunta, según él, a silenciarlo. Los policías “me lo dejaron claro, diciéndome: si intenta ir al tribunal, no llegará nunca”, declaró a la AFP el disidente, un feroz crítico del Partido Comunista de China.

Las autoridades fiscales chinas impusieron un cobro de 15 millones de yuanes (2 millones de dólares) a Fake Cultural Development Ltd, una empresa creada por el artista, pero registrada a nombre de su esposa.

Hu Jia

Hu Jia