Month: October 2002

The Mystery Behind Sina Net’s Front Page Changing to Minghui Net

According to a September 28th report of an overseas Chinese newspaper, the No. 1 Chinese website Sina Net displayed the main page of Falun Dafa’s Minghui Net yesterday. What happened? Internet users who are concerned about Minghui Net and Sina Net are wondering.

Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhao Dongmei and Zhang Zhongjie from Linfen City, Shanxi Province Tortured to Death

Falun Dafa practitioner Zhao Dongmei, female, was a former employee of the Housing Reform Office in Linfen District, Shanxi Province. She went to Beijing to appeal in the middle of December 2000, and was illegally arrested and brought back to the Linfen City Detention Centre. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and was brutally force-fed by male prisoners, resulting in her death on December 27, 2000.

Forbidden sites hijacked all over China

The block on Google was an international scandal because it demonstrated so clearly the threat to international internet commerce of the Chinese government’s attempts to censor the internet for political purposes. At the same time, this method of blocking Google violated international protocols for the use of the internet.