CSG news update -- 2007-07-12

From China Study Group <chinastudygroup@gmail.com>
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2007 02:00:31 -0700

China Study Group news update

China orders Western-run newsletter to cease operations
International Herald Tribune | 2007-07-11
Joseph Kahn
BEIJING: A popular Western-run newsletter that has written about Chinese social and economic development issues for more than a decade has been ordered to cease operations by the Chinese police, its British editor said Wednesday.  The newsletter, China Development Brief, has a staff of 11 people i...

Statement From China Development Brief
CDB | 2007-07-11
Nick Young
China Development Brief is a non-profit publication that I established in 1995. It's current mission is "to enhance constructive engagement between China and the world."  On July 4 our Beijing office was visited by a joint delegation of a dozen officials from the Beijing Municipality Public Se...

China forces closure of nonprofit newsletter ahead of sensitive party congress
AP | 2007-07-11
BEIJING: Communist authorities have shut down a newsletter that monitored groups working independently from the government to improve China's spotty record on labor and environmental issues, the publication's British founder said Wednesday.  The closure of the Beijing-based China Developme...

China bans influential NGO newsletter

Guardian | 2007-07-11
Jonathan Watts
Chinese authorities have shut down an influential publication at the heart of the country's budding civic society movement, raising fresh concerns about media freedoms in the run up to the Olympic Games.  China Development Brief has been ordered to cease publication pending the results of an i...