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Issue 202: Controversy over fake news, accessing blocked Internet sites

July 26, 2007

Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 202. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

◇ 何清涟

[Spotlight Perspective] How Cardboard-Filled Steamed Buns Became a Fake News Story, By He Qinglian

◇ 钟大江
[Tracking the Central Issue] Politburo Member Tian Jiyun’s Praise of Zhao Ziyang Brings Purge against Yan Huang Chun Qiu, By Zhong Dajiang
◇ 王东平
[Information World] The Internet: God’s Best Gift, Writes Wang Dongping

◇ 佚名

[Selected Works From the Internet] Top Ten Secrets for Accessing Blocked Internet Sites, Anonymous
◇ 李新民
[Contemporary Morals] Wife of Public Security Bureau Chief Hires Hitman to Murder Mistress, Informant Flees, Writes Li Xinmin
◇ 聂小芳
[Chasing History] The Untold Secrets of Lin Biao, By Nie Xiaofang
News in Brief:
大批访民前往北京市政府、钓鱼台请愿示威 (7/19-7/23/2007)

Petitioners and Protesters Descend on Beijing City Government, Diaoyutai (July 19-23,2007)

一访民在京人大信访办自焚 (7/25/2007)

Man Sets Fire to Himself Outside of Beijing People’s Congress (July 25, 2007)

大学生采访天津访民被警方扣留 (7/23/2007) University Students Detained While Interviewing Petitioners in Tianjin (July 23,2007)
高智晟介入维权案受威胁妻女申请护照遇阻 Gao Zhisheng Threatened for Participation in Rights Defense Cases, Wife and Daughter Face Difficulties in Applying for Passports

上海维权律师郑恩宠遭警方殴打 (7/24/2007)

Shanghai Rights Defense Lawyer Zheng Enchong Beaten By Police (July 24, 2007)
郭飞雄“非法经营案”将延期宣判 (7/26/2007) Verdict in Guo Feixiong Case Delayed (July 26, 2007)
青岛近百拆迁户抗议奥运强拆 (7/23-7/24/2007) Nearly 100 Relocated Households in Qingdao Protest Land Seizure for Olympics (July 23-24, 2007)


Five Rural Rights Defenders From Shunde, Guangzhou Province, Are Sentenced (July 12, 2007)


Religious Activities Suppressed, Church Leaders Arrested in Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu
辽宁数千公交车司机连续罢工 (7/18-7/19/2007)

Thousands of Bus Drivers Strike in Liaoning (July 18-19, 2007)


Authorities Take Strict Precautions Against Possible Protests on Chinese Soil by Foreign NGOs During 2008 Olympics