By the Editors
This week’s meeting in Beijing of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which will inaugurate a new slate of leaders, has not exactly brought a golden dawn of free expression. In addition to cracking down on all forms of media, China’s creatively paranoid security forces are on the lookout for threats such as taxi passengers carrying pingpong...
By Jim Duffy on Mon, 03/12/12
New evidence has reportedly emerged in the case of Cisco and a human rights group accusing the company of customizing its equipment for the Chinese government to oppress practitioners of Falun Gong. The Human Rights Law Foundation says it has evidence and “expert analysis” that shows Cisco customized its gear for government surveillance by...
September 19, 2011
By Alex Newman, The Diplomat
[The content specifically about the persecution of Falun Gong begins in the section "Persecuting Dissidents, Even Abroad."]
Beijing fiercely denies it. Much of the world ignores it. But according to analysts and officials, the communist-controlled People’s Republic of China operates the single largest intelligence-gathering apparatus in the...
August 28, 2011
By Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins
The Diplomat Magazine
Amid growing US concerns over ongoing Chinese cyber attacks, attribution remains the most complex issue. At the open source level at least, it has been hard to find a ‘smoking cursor.’ That is, until the broadcast of a recent cyber warfare programme on the military channel of China’s state TV network.
August 24, 2011
By Ellen Nakashima and William Wan, The Washington Post
Viewers of China Central Television got an unusual glimpse last month of that nation’s cyber-weaponry: A video clip showed a military computer program on which an unseen user selects a “target” — in this case, a Falun Gong Web site based in Alabama — and hits a button labeled “attack.”
The video amounted to just...
June 5, 2011
By Don Tennant , IT Business Edge
It would seem fairly cut-and-dried that U.S. companies operating abroad need to abide by the laws of the countries in which they operate. Even so, when Google launched a search service in China in 2006 and agreed to abide by Chinese censorship laws, a lot of people in this country had a problem with that. I am not one of those people, but I...