Feeds

Teacher gets two years for anti-Communist Net remark

Chinese thought police working overtime

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Chinese authorities have jailed a teacher for criticising the government on the Internet.

Jiang Shihua posted a note on an online bulleting board saying: "I just want to say: Down with the Communist Party," AP reports.

This remark, part of an online discussion on corruption, was enough to get the 27-year-old electronics teacher arrested on subversion charges. He is now is serving a two-year sentence in a detention centre in Nanchong, in Sichuan province.

In China, outside news sites are banned, dissident sites are shut down, and cybercafes are not allowed to be within 200 metres of schools for fear that they could taint the nation's youth.

After Shihua's arrest, China's thought police ordered schools in Nanchong to start a campaign to train teachers and other staff in the correct ideology. ®

Related Stories

Chinese develop software to 'purify' Net
Chinese government shuts down dissident site
Chinese cybercafes dubbed 'electronic heroin'

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.