The Chinese are back at their old "game". Troubling report out of China from Amnesty International about how the authorities are cracking down on use of the internet in China. No "Jasmine Revolution" for China's 1.4 billion people!
"Online calls for China to stage its own ‘Jasmine Revolution’ following protests in the Middle East and North Africa has prompted the heaviest wave of arrests of Chinese activists for several years, Amnesty International has said.
More than 100 activists, many of them active on Twitter and blogging networks, have been detained, subjected to monitoring and intimidation by the security forces, or have gone missing since late February.
“The authorities are not only detaining seasoned dissidents; they are trying to silence a whole new generation of online activists” said Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Asia-Pacific.
“The Chinese authorities must end their repression of calls for peaceful political reform and instead listen to voices demanding change.”
The sweep is the worst since 2009 when thousands were detained following deadly riots in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region."