(July 26, 2006) The official Chinese investigation into the assault of Three Gorges petitioner Fu Xiancai has concluded that Fu was not injured by someone else, and that no criminal act had been committed.
(July 3, 2006) A Chinese draft law that threatens to fine domestic and foreign news media for reporting without permission on ‘sudden incidents’ is intended ‘to prevent malicious behavior by news media that willfully mislead the public.’
(June 29, 2006) Auditor-general Li Jinhua said recently that institutional inefficiency could cause more waste of money than individual corruption. He cited the NDRC, which ‘injected 1 billion yuan into five river dam projects before their feasibility was proven.’
(June 27, 2006) Speakers reminded officials to be on alert for "rampant spying activities and the penetration of state enemies" during the current period of peace and economic reform.
(June 26, 2006) China is considering imposing financial penalties on media outlets that report emergency incidents without prior permission. Media organizations could face fines of more than $10,000 if they disobey.
(May 22, 2006) Since 1998, Three Gorges Probe has been reporting on corruption at China’s Ministry of Water Resources. This article details the latest MWR scandal.
(March 26, 2006) What do recent events in China tell us about the power of information technology to transform repressive societies?
(March 16, 2006) New report describes spreading pattern of "collective protests and group incidents," and says relations between party officials and the masses are "tense, with conflicts on the rise."
(March 15, 2006) China’s censors are launching a comprehensive clampdown on press freedoms, that reveals insecurities among elite threatened by rampant corruption and rural strife as a sensitive Communist party anniversary approaches, officials and journalists said.
(February 22, 2006) China’s top environmental agency today issued a groundbreaking set of guidelines on the public’s right to participate in decision-making on large construction projects such as big dams.
(February 21, 2006) Corruption charges have swirled for years around Li Peng’s family. New allegations of nepotism involving Huaneng International have angered the party leadership and copies of the publication in which they appeared are being confiscated.
(January 16, 2006) Jasper Becker and his defenders say the former South China Morning Post reporter was the victim of a new climate of self-censorship as Beijing imposes the ‘correct attitude’ on the Hong Kong media.
(December 17, 2005) China has sent four people to jail for stealing dangerous radioactive waste from a power plant in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
(July 31, 2002) ‘The market economy is not a sin. … the sin comes from inequality of non-economic rights. It is this inequality of rights that distorts China’s market economy, and that also leads to omnipresent corruption and peasant problems,’ writes Prof. Zhu Xueqin.
(May 24, 2002) ‘China has been named one of three Housing Rights Violators in 2005, for its appalling record of government-sanctioned forced evictions and its flagrant disregard for the human right to adequate housing.’