Tang Jingling, 44, Yuan Xinting, 44, and Wang Qingying, 31 remain in jail for "commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown" and various other thought crimes. In January, they were convicted by Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court for “inciting subversion of state power”, and sentenced to five years, three-and-a-half years and two-and-a-half years in jail respectively, according to Amnesty International.
South China Morning Post remains the most trusted media voice in Hong Kong, managing to bridge the current gap between "localism", and identification with the mainland. Today, in an opinion piece by Kevin Rafferty we get (mainland) China's view of the G7 summit, which recently concluded in Ise-Shima. Japan.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation alerts us of a proposal to grant copyright authority to state and local governments in California. This runs counter to the purpose of copyrights and opens the door to wide-ranging suppression of free speech.