Censorship

Terrified of Tiananmen: How The CCP Rewrites History

March 11, 2016 | Comment(s)

Following Donald Trump’s bizarre (and inaccurate) labeling of the Tiananmen Massacre as a “riot”, we take this opportunity to look back at the incident and examine quite how far the Chinese Communist Party is willing to go in order to maintain its worst best kept secret. The Tiananmen Square protest of 1989 was a well-attended, student led demonstration supporting the Chinese Democratic Movement, triggered by the death of party secretary Hu Yaobang, a liberal reformer. It has […Continue Reading]

The Silently Rising Tide of Censorship in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 2)

November 23, 2015 | Comment(s)

The Chinese Government employs upwards of 2 million people to “police” the internet, manpower which outweighs that of the mighty Imperial Army by over half a million workers. One major focus of the censors is social media website Weibo, which is vastly popular in Hong Kong heavily outnumbering Twitter users. However, whilst Freedom of Speech is protected by the Basic Law, it is clear that too many people in Hong Kong readily give up that right […Continue Reading]

The Silently Rising Tide of Censorship in Hong Kong (Part 1 of 2)

November 18, 2015 | Comment(s)

Little by little publishing freedom within Hong Kong is being cut down. Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), a local, independent, English-language online news service has been blocked from attending Government Press Conferences and accessing their corresponding Press Releases having also been blocked by the firewall only four months after its inception. However, even this is minor in comparison to some of the more serious events occurring in the region. Four Hong Kong Publishers, who are […Continue Reading]