CHINA TOPIX

Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Freedom of Speech

Chinese courts are now considering information obtained from social media a legal judicial and investigative reference.

Social Media Information is Now a Legal Reference in Court in China

Be careful on what you post on social media as information obtained from these networking sites is now considered a legal judicial or investigative reference in China.

Overseas Chinese Twitter users raised concern over the company's newly appointed managing director for Greater China.

Chinese Twitter Users Voice Concern Over Newly Appointed Regional Director for China

Chinese Twitter users openly voiced out their concerns over the company's decision to hire veteran technology executive Kathy Chen as the Greater China regional director, saying she has a background of working with the Chinese government and state security apparatus.

A Chinese financial magazine challenges China's censorship over article contents

Chinese Financial Magazine Challenges Content Censorship

China's financial magazine Caixin has accentuated its concerns over the censorship over its content - a rare act of rebellion towards the communist government.

Supreme Court

U.S. Court Rules Facebook Threats 'Not Criminal' As Long As They Don't Amount to True Threats

Threats on Facebook, as long as the intent is to not to act on those rants, is not a criminal offense, according to a recent United States Supreme Court ruling.

Lee Kuan Yew Insult On YouTube Gets Teen Blogger Arrested

A 17-year-old Singaporean blogger is in trouble for posting an eight-and-a-half minute monologue on YouTube that insulted Lee Kwan Yew, the country's founding father who passed away last week and given a state funeral on Sunday.

Hong Kong Protests

Why Civic Group Advocates In China Are Slowly Disappearing

The Civil Society Organization (CSO) in China is in great fear believing that they will soon be the target of police harassment. They are slowly disappearing and hiding to avoid being interrogated and testify against their fellow members.

Mao Zedong

China Convicts Writer Huang Zerong For Criticizing Propaganda Chief

A Chinese court on Wednesday convicted writer Huang Zerong, 81, after he was charged with illegal business for criticizing the propaganda chief and the Communist Party in his online essays.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Social Networking In Censored Countries

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in another town hall meeting, this time in Colombia.

Je Suis Charlie

China Writes Commentary Against Charlie Hebdo In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The series of terror attacks in Paris which left 12 cartoonists and four civilians dead ignited anti-extremist protests and drew support from all over the world but China reacted to the incident by making a commentary against the French satirical magazine.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan Criticizes the Internet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in front of many journalists, declared that he is totally against the daily use of the Internet.

American Flag

Chicago Firefighters Temporarily for Refusing to Remove American Flag Stickers from Gear

Four Chicago firemen were stunned when, just 2 days before the 13th anniversary of 9/11, they were suspended from duty for refusing to remove decals of the American flag and a Marine Corps emblem from their lockers.

China's Tightening Clampdown on Students' Ideologies

Freedom of Speech: China’s Top Universities Adopt Tough New Guidelines

Three of China's major universities guaranteed tighter control over its students' and teachers' ideologies to comply with the country's broadened suppression of free expression. Shanghai's Fudan University, Peking University and Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University signed on to the new position.

EU To Discuss ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ With Google, Microsoft

European Union (EU) privacy watchdogs invited search giants Google, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc to a meeting in Brussels to discuss the “right to be forgotten” ruling that allows individuals to request removal of data about them from search results.

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