Aegean Sea (website)

The Aegean Sea website, [3] commonly known as Aiqinhai[4] and based in Hangzhou, China,[5] was an ideological and humanistic website[6] that preached freedom and democracy.[7] The website was founded on May 20, 2001[8] by Zhang Jianhong, [9] who also served as its editor-in-chief, [10] and with poet Bei Dao as general advisor,[11] and was closed on March 9, 2006.[12]

Aegean Sea
Type of site
Humanistic thought website[1]
FoundedMay 20, 2001
DissolvedMarch 9, 2006
Founder(s)Zhang Jianhong[2]
URLwww.aiqinhai.org
www.77sea.com

Aegean Sea boasted itself as "The Last Clean Paradise of Chinese Literatures".[13]

Shut downEdit

On March 9, 2006, [14] Aegean Sea was shut down by the Zhejiang authorities[15] for allegedly publishing news in violation of Internet regulations.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aiqinhai Network was Censored by Chinese Authority". Radio Free Asia. 2006-03-09.
  2. ^ "China Human Rights Briefing April 27- May 3, 2010". Chinese Human Rights Defenders. May 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Nicholas Carlson (Jun 18, 2009). "The Dark Side of Creative Destruction: The 33 Web Reporters Jailed Worldwide". Business Insider.
  4. ^ House, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007, Report. United States Government Printing Office. pp. 735–.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Contact us". www.77sea.com. Archived from the original on 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  6. ^ "Strengthening control of the media". BBC News. 2006-12-21.
  7. ^ "Websites Banned for Publishing Overseas Reports". Apple Daily. 2006-03-10. Archived from the original on 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  8. ^ "Copyright Statement of Aegean Sea". www.aiqinhai.org. 2001-05-20. Archived from the original on 2005-10-23.
  9. ^ PEN International (13 January 2011). "Death of prominent writer Zhang Jianhong announced". IFEX.
  10. ^ "Lucy Popescu". Literary Review. 13 June 2007.
  11. ^ "Rights open letter calls for constitutional review of Internet regulation". BBC News. 2006-03-31.
  12. ^ ""Aegean" website was shut down and a solidarity group was formed to defend the rights". Radio Free Asia. 2006-03-13.
  13. ^ "About Aegean Sea". www.aiqinhai.org. Archived from the original on 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  14. ^ "Strengthening control of the media". BBC News. 2006-12-21.
  15. ^ Esther Lam (8 October 2009). China and the WTO: A Long March towards the Rule of Law. Kluwer Law International. pp. 201–. ISBN 978-90-411-4483-6.
  16. ^ Su Hui, Zhong Yan (March 31, 2007). "China Human Rights Briefing March 1 – 31, 2007". Chinese Human Rights Defenders.