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THE CHINESE IDENTITY: Is the future of the Chinese people just a...
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2013. (AP file photo/ Xinhua)
Editor’s note: In a series of Globe articles, “The Chinese Identity,” uploaded on AJW on April 28, 2013, we explored the state of Chinese ethnicity not only in China, but ...
Social media opening up Myanmar
Barcamp Yangon 2013 (Photo: Ikuya Tanaka)
Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, was the site of one of the world's largest hacker gatherings in January.
Communist Party emerges silent victor in China newspaper row
Hu Chunhua, regional party chief, at a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 6. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
BEIJING--An anti-censorship row at a Chinese weekly newspaper has subsided with authorities clamming shut, with the Communist Party strengthening control, and with the central...
Growing backlash in China to suppression of free speech
In an incident that garnered headlines around the world, a special New Year's edition of the influential Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly(Nanfang Zhoumo) was completely...
@GUANGZHOU: Censored Chinese weekly staff goes to bitter New...
The Asahi Shimbun
On the afternoon of Jan. 17, more than 100 reporters and other employees of the Southern Weekly came out of the building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, which houses the...
China newspaper editor in chief reduced to figurehead after...
Tuo Zhen, director-general of the propaganda department of the Guangdong provincial Communist Party committee, attends a session of the provincial people's congress in Guangzhou, China, on Jan. 25. (Kentaro Koyama)
GUANGZHOU, China—A newspaper editor in chief who came under fire for a recent censorship incident retained his title but has seen his editorial powers stripped away,...
China paper's reporters honor own articles spiked by censors
The Southern Weekly newspaper, which became the target of censorship by senior propaganda officials, is sold in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Jan. 10. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ZHAOQING, China--At a gathering here on Jan. 18, senior officials and reporters from the Southern Weekly honored five of the newspaper's articles that were never published due...
China paper's correction indirectly criticizes censorship
Corrections carried near the bottom of Page 2 in the Jan. 17 edition of the Southern Weekly newspaper (Kentaro Koyama)
GUANGZHOU, China--The Southern Weekly newspaper issued a correction announcement indirectly blaming the Chinese government for errors in the paper's special New Year's edition, ...
Censors hammered Southern Weekly ahead of National Congress
The Southern Weekly newspaper that became the target of censorship by senior propaganda officials is sold in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Jan. 10. (Kentaro Koyama)
GUANGZHOU, China--The Southern Weekly newspaper’s problems started back in May, when an official named Tuo Zhen was appointed chief of the propaganda department of the...
Popular Chinese blogger attacked at book signing in Beijing
Li Chengpeng, a popular blogger, has his photo taken with a fan at a book-signing session in Beijing on Jan. 13. (Provided by China News Service)
BEIJING--A Chinese blogger critical of government censorship said he will continue speaking his mind despite being punched in the head and having a knife tossed at him during a ...
Xi questions propaganda chief’s handling of censorship row
Fans wait for an autograph session by popular blogger Li Chengpeng, who has criticized authorities for censorship of the Southern Weekly, in Beijing on Jan. 13. At the session, a man punched Li in the face, while another individual handed him a knife wrapped in paper. (Nobuyoshi Sakajiri)
BEIJING--In an apparent attempt to quell the uproar over censorship, Chinese leader Xi Jinping expressed displeasure toward the media control division and said he would not...
Inside report: Chinese censors ordered rewrite despite compromise
Popular blogger Li Chengpeng, left, wears a mask in protest of censorship of the Southern Weekly at an autograph session in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Jan. 12. Li said he was told by authorities not to say anything. (Provided by a participant)
GUANGZHOU, China--Reporters for the Southern Weekly newspaper lashed out against censorship after authorities ordered a last-minute rewrite of a New Year edition on top of...
Censorship row shows China's tight grip on media
In this photo taken and released by a protester, a local university student, a supporter of the Southern Weekly, raises a last week's edition of the newspaper during a protest outside the Southern Weekly headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China Jan. 10.  (AP Photo)
GUANGZHOU, China--China's new Communist Party leaders want to appear more open, but they're not about to give up control of the media. That's the lesson of a dustup involving...
Beijing newspaper caves in to government pressure after ultimatum
Reporters for the Beijing News gather at the newsroom early on Jan. 9 after orders were given to reprint a Global Times editorial. (Captured from the Weibo microblogging service)
BEIJING--A Beijing daily with past ties to the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo), the newspaper at the center of a recent censorship incident, also tried to resist government...
POINT OF VIEW: China needs one truthful newspaper, not an aircraft ...
Protesters in China lashed out after a Communist Party bureaucrat spiked an article in the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo) weekly newspaper and ordered it rewritten--and...
EDITORIAL: China cannot keep suppressing calls for freedom of...
In China, where the Communist Party maintains an outright monopoly of power, a newspaper’s recent fight with the authorities over censorship has set off a growing chorus of...
Deal defuses standoff in Chinese censorship case
Supporters of Southern Weekly newspaper argue with police officers during a protest outside the headquarters of the newspaper in Guangzhou on Jan. 9. (AP Photo)
GUANGZHOU, China--A deal to keep propaganda officials from rewriting articles before they appear in an influential weekly newspaper does not mean an end to censorship in...
Li Chengpeng: China needs one truthful newspaper, not an aircraft...
Li Chengpeng (Provided by Li Chengpeng)
Protesters in China lashed out after a Communist Party bureaucrat spiked an article in the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo) weekly newspaper and ordered it rewritten--and...
Chinese authorities crack down on reporting about media censorship
The Jan. 3 edition of the Southern Weekly carries an article on Page 2 with the headline: "Our dream has become much closer than before." (Atsushi Okudera)
BEIJING--Chinese authorities are clamping down on media reports related to protests that have arisen over government censorship of the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo)...
VOX POPULI: Kim Chi-ha’s acquittal shows times can change
You might have missed it. I almost did. On Jan. 5, The Asahi Shimbun carried a small story headlined "Poet Kim Chi-ha acquitted after 39 years" in its foreign news section.