China arrests over coup rumours

BBC News, 31 March 2012

Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing, officials say.

The web posts were picked up by media outlets around the world, and some critics of Beijing suggested a coup might be taking place.

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China’s Tencent employee attacks Indian websites

The Times of India, 31 March 2012

NEW DELHI: Websites of Indian government and Tibetan activists in the country are under attack in a cyber attack campaign engineered by a Chinese hacker, working with one of the world’s largest e-tailers Tencent, a report released by IT security firm Trend Micro said on Friday.

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China cracks down after Internet coup rumours

AFP, 31 March 2012

BEIJING — China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major political drama that led to the fall of a rising star.

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China cracks down on websites allegedly spreading coup rumors

CNN, 31 March 2012

Hong Kong (CNN) — China’s major microblogging sites have suspended comments sections after being “punished for allowing rumors to spread” of a coup attempt in Beijing, state-run media reported Saturday.

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China punishes social media, websites on coup talk

AP, 31 March 2012

BEIJING (AP) — China is closing a dozen websites, penalizing two popular social media sites and detaining six people for circulating rumors of a coup that rattled Beijing in the midst of its worst high-level political crisis in years.

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Secrecy culture veils Chinese decision-making

Irish Times, 30 March 2012

IN THE weeks since the sacking and disappearance of Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai in the southwestern city of Chongqing, government-backed satellite TV has resumed broadcasting regular TV series during prime time.

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Turkish PM to visit Uighur region during four-day China trip: This will be Erdogan’s first visit to China as the prime minister of Turkey

World Bulletin, 30 March 2012

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to China between April 7 and 11.

Erdogan will begin his visit to China from “Xinjiang” Uyghur Autonomous Region.

This will be Erdogan’s first visit to China as the prime minister of Turkey. Erdogan visited China in 2003 as the chairman of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party.

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Amnesty: Human Rights Must Define Ireland’s Relationship with China

The Epoch Times, 29 March 2012

Ireland’s economic difficulties in recent years have forced our politicians to look beyond traditional partners when it comes to resolving our debt issues.

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