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Next time someone tells you how "awesome" it was watching the Olympics in China, ask them if they have a Yahoo email address—then send them here to read these articles. Or, better still, check the bottom of this page for a way to promote this on your own Web site.

The key article is this one:
Yahoo Settles Chinese Dissident Lawsuit
published November 24, 2007, by PC World Communications, Inc.

But there's plenty more to read on the matter of Yahoo, China, and human rights....

Hong Kong bookstore under attack in China reopens in Taiwan
Published April 25, 2020 by Associated Press - TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The part-owner of a Hong Kong bookstore specializing in texts critical of China’s leaders reopened his shop in Taiwan on Saturday after fleeing Hong Kong due to legal troubles, saying he was grateful for the chance to make China’s Communist rulers “less than happy.”

“Allow no escapes”: leak exposes reality of China's vast prison camp network
Published November 24, 2019 by The Guardian Documents confirm largest mass incarceration of an ethnic-religious minority since second world war - Uighur’s 10-year term reveals level of repression - Secret memo on how to run camps

Yahoo Board to Weigh Sale of Internet Business
"Yahoo Inc.'s board is planning a series of meetings this week to consider selling off the company's flagging Internet businesses and how to make the most of its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group Holding Ltd."
published December 1, 2015, by the The Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance
"Riot police shot tear gas and pepper spray on the pro–democracy protesters who flooded the streets of Hong Kong's central districts on Tuesday, a day before the anniversary for the People's Republic of China's founding. 'We are not scared. We will stay here tonight. Tonight is the most important,' a protester said."
published September 30, 2014, by the REUTERS PRESS

"Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party doc targeting free speech"

Should Yahoo Acquire AOL?
"Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) has been unable to post positive annual revenue growth in the last five years."
Published September 27, 2014, Bidness Etc.

How many have died in China because of Yahoo's policies? And now:
Windfall means 'moment of reckoning' for Yahoo CEO
Published May 08, 2014 by the Associated Press.

Chinese citizens can get 10 years in jail for eating rare animals
....or for putting the "wrong" message on the Internet....

Yahoo webcam images intercepted and stored
published February 28, 2014, by the Irish Times

Yahoo's Asian Lifeline
"[M]ost of Yahoo's value is found in Japan and, especially, in China, where it has a large stake in the Internet colossus Alibaba."
published January 18, 2014, by the New York Times

China reporter Chen Yongzhou 'confesses' on TV
published October 26, 2013, by BBC News

China threatens 'libelous' social media users with jail time
published September 10, 2013, by The Daily News

Activists: 8th Tibetan child self-immolates
published December 11, 2012, by The Daily News

Mo Yan, Nobel Literature Prize Winner, Says Censorship Is Necessary
published December 06, 2012, by The Huffington Post

Samsung Reviewing 250 Chinese Suppliers For Labor Violations
published September 03, 2012, by The Huffington Post

Chinese stock index evokes Tiananmen
published June 05, 2012, by The Sydney Morning Herald

Chen Guangcheng, blind Chinese lawyer-activist, escapes house arrest
published April 28, 2012, by The Washington Post

Raccoon Dogs Brutally Tortured For Fake Uggs
published October 04, 2011, by The Huffington Post

China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work
published May 25, 2011, by The Guardian

Top Chinese blogger shuts down country's first private magazine
published December 28, 2010, by The Economic Times

China online stores offering cat and dog skin products
published December 21, 2010, by Breitbart

Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prize
published December 10, 2010, by

Meet Shi Tao, a journalist imprisoned for reporting on China's censorship ... who was "outed" by Yahoo Hong Kong and Yahoo China
published by PEN American Center

Google this, USA! China says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Internet freedom speech harms ties
published January 22, 2010, by The Daily News

Yahoo Reportedly Hit by China Hackers
published January 14, 2010, by PCWorld

Google Threatens to Leave China After Cyber Attack
published January 12, 2010, by Daily Finance

"Yahoo ... offers 'disputed territory' as an option for users creating a new account, but won't actually register a new account if users choose that option. It does allow users to say they are from Taiwan -- which China considers a renegade province and is not represented at the United Nations -- and the 'Occupied Palestinian Territories.' But it does not appear to allow users to create an account if they choose 'Occupied Palestinian Territories.' It does not offer Tibet, Kashmir or Abkhazia."
Simple Facebook question raises problems around the world
published September 22, 2009, by

China babies 'sold for adoption'
published July 2, 2009, by BBC News

Leading Tiananmen Square dissident arrested
published June 24, 2009, by

Hillary Clinton says human rights aren't as important as business. Yahoo!
Clinton: Chinese human rights can't interfere with other crises
published February 22, 2009 by

"It is not the role of the government to decide what people can see and do on the Internet. Those are personal decisions that should be made by individuals and their families."
Anti-Online Porn Law Dies Quietly in Supreme Court
published January 22, 2009 by

"China remained the only big power still to retain an authoritarian system that so infringes human rights, it said."
Leading Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, arrested over freedom charter
published December 10, 2008 by The Times

"Although Yang had publicly expressed his desire to remain at the helm, Yahoo's board faced intensifying pressure to cast him aside as the company's shares plunged to their lowest levels since early 2003. The stock fell 19 cents Monday to close at $10.63 - a fraction of Microsoft's last bid of $33 per share in early May."
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang stepping down as chief executive
published November 18, 2008, by

China blocks iTunes over all-star Tibet album free download
published August 22, 2008, by The Times

"China's propaganda ministry moved in today, deleting many online discussion entries and blocking access to video links showing Lin's lip-syncing. ... Enormous secrecy surrounded the lead-up to the ceremony. Korean television reporters were chastised for leaking footage of a practice run, while those working on the production were told they faced seven years' imprisonment for disclosing details."
China abuzz over lip-syncing singer in Olympics opening ceremony
published August 13, 2008, by the Los Angeles Times

Behind the scenes: Internet police out in force for the Olympics
published August 7, 2008, by

"[W]inter Olympian Joey Cheek had his visa revoked by China because of his prominent role with Team Darfur."
Team Darfur member chosen to carry U.S. flag
as published August 6, 2008, by USA TODAY

China limits Olympics journalists' web access
published July 30, 2008, by The Financial Times

Democratic leader to Yahoo CEO: China policy is 'spineless'
published November 6, 2007, by CNET Networks, Inc.

"Yahoo has asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit [from the World Organization for Human Rights] accusing it of complicity in rights abuses and acts of torture in China."
Yahoo plea over China rights case
published August 28, 2007, by BBC News

Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government
published August 24, 2007, by The Register

Testimony of Michael Callahan, senior vice president and general counsel, Yahoo! Inc., before the subcommittees on Africa, global human rights and international operations, and Asia and the Pacific [pdf 116 kb]
published February 15, 2006, by The New York Times

Online Firms Facing Questions About Censoring Internet Searches in China
published February 15, 2006, by The New York Times

Yahoo Says It Gave China Internet Data
published September 11, 2005, by The Washington Post

Yahoo helped Chinese to prosecute journalist
published September 8, 2005, by the International Herald Tribune

Information supplied by Yahoo! helped journalist Shi Tao get 10 years in prison
published September 6, 2005, by Reporters Without Borders

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