Chinese Blind Spot – by Ethan Gutmann

BY ETHAN GUTMANN Investigating Chinese surveillance is a rather lonely job. For all the dissidents yammering about dramatic arrests and torture and harvesting of organs, you can’t really guarantee publication or much of an audience unless you can prove that there are links to America: brand name corporations, scary cutting-edge U.S. technology, insidious Washington collusion. That’s…

Into Thin Airwaves – by Ethan Gutmann

BY ETHAN GUTMANN How a handful of unknown Chinese martyrs aided the cause of freedom around the world Back in January 2010, Secretary of State Clinton gave a pay-any-price, bear-any-burden address calling for the liberation of the global Internet. The price Washington was willing to pay? It promised $50 million to groups developing “new tools…

HRW 2002 report – Dangerous Meditation

China’s Campaign Against Falun Gong written by Mickey Spiegel, research consultant to the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.  View full report.  Recommendations To the Chinese government: Immediately release from detention and incarceration all Falungong followers held for peaceful practice of their beliefs. Permit the resumption of public and private Falungong practice. Remove all mention of…

Testimony of Ethan Gutmann – “Human Rights in China”

House International Relations Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 10:30 A.M. 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Mr. Chairman, thank you for inviting me to make a contribution to the Committee’s profoundly important work. Approximately two months ago, your Committee heard representatives of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Cisco…