RSF_en September 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists beaten by plain clothes police China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information “This incident is typical of the difficult conditions in which Chinese journalists work,” the press freedom organisation said. “They often find themselves attacked by men in plain clothes who have come from a police station or the city hall, and who are helped by ‘security guards.’ Once again, we call the authorities to put an end to these gratuitous attacks and to punish those responsible.”The eight journalists involved were from Yancheng Wanbao (YCWB), Nanfang Dianshitai (Southern TV), Xin Kuaibao (New Express) and Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily). On arriving at the accident scene, they were intercepted by plain-clothes men and security guards managing the traffic and were led away to a dark room where they were beaten and their equipment was taken from them.Later, an unidentified man who had come from a municipal office even prevented ambulance crews from giving them first aid. A journalist from Nanfang Dushi Bao had to be taken to hospital so that a nail impaled in his foot could be removed. The journalists managed to photograph their assailants and get the licence number of one of the ‘security guards.’An investigation was ordered by Wang Huayuan, the deputy secretary of the Guangdong Communist Party committee. Reporters Without Borders today condemned the severe beating which eight Chinese journalists received from plain-clothes police and security guards when they went to cover a fatal road accident at a bridge in Renhe, in the southern province of Guangdong, on 26 September. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more News
Former England Manager, Sven-GÃ¶ran Eriksson, has advised Manchester Unitedâ€™s Wayne Rooney to join the Chinese Super League.Eriksson who was at the brink of taking the Super Eagles to South Africa 2010 World Cup before a dramatic switch to his compatriot, Lars LagerbÃ¤ck, was also one of the pioneer managers from Europe to move to China.Â According to London Daily MailÂ Eriksson had discussed with Rooney the prospect of moving to the Chinese Super League.Â The 31-year-old Manchester United icon is likely to leave Old Trafford this summer, after a decline in form and also falling out of favour with both United Manager JosÃ© Mourinho and England boss Gareth Southgate.Â The former England, but current Sweden manager stated: â€œI havenâ€™t spoken to Rooney for a long time, so I donâ€™t know what he is thinking, but if he went to China I think he would have a Âpositive experience. He has a young family but there are international schools in the big cities and I know for sure he would have every help possible to make him settle. He would be made very welcomeâ€.Â Â Eriksson in 2013 joined Guangzhou R&F. Â Since then, the former Leicester City boss has gone on to manage Shanghai SIPG, and is currently in charge of Shenzhen FC, in the China League One competition.Â Despite advising Rooney to move to China he pointed out the possible language barrier.Â â€œThe only problem you have is the language. But if you live in Shanghai or Beijing you have a lot of foreign people, so it is less of an issue. I bumped into many Swedish people in Shanghai and many Europeans live there, working for big companiesâ€.Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ 1. Improve on the boardsAfter Syracuse’s regular-season finale Saturday, Scoop Jardine pointed to one key area the Orange needs to work on for the postseason: rebounding. It has been the team’s one glaring weakness throughout the year and has contributed to the many close games SU has played.When the Orange has struggled on the glass, opponents have managed to hang around and push Syracuse to the final minutes. Upset bids from Marshall, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Georgetown and South Florida among others all fell just short despite their dominant performances on the boards.And then there’s that one blemish on Syracuse’s record in which Notre Dame outrebounded the Orange 38-25 to hand SU its sole loss of the year.For a team with size, length and athleticism at every position, it has been difficult to pinpoint any specific reason for the rebounding woes. Explanations have ranged from the Orange guards not being active enough on the glass to it being a natural part of playing zone defense to a simple lack of hustle when shots go up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut whatever the reason, the conference’s third worst rebounding margin of -3.8 boards per game in Big East play won’t cut it in the postseason. Opponents will be well aware of those deficiencies and will crash the boards looking to expose one of SU’s few weaknesses.Jardine said it will take more effort on the glass for the Orange to survive the Big East tournament unscathed. If it can stay around even or win the rebounding battle in those contests, Syracuse should have the conference tournament title to add to its regular-season championship.2. Keep Fab Melo on the courtGerry McNamara simply shook his head, a smile stretched across his face. The Syracuse assistant coach couldn’t immediately find the words to describe the lift Fab Melo gives the SU zone defense. He finally settled on a single word, one that indicates the incredible value the 7-foot center brings on the defensive end of the floor. ‘Unbelievable.’Melo, a sophomore from Brazil, is one of the principal reasons why Syracuse is ranked second in the country and owns a menacing 30-1 overall record.Oh, and that one loss? Melo didn’t play in the nine-point defeat on the road at Notre Dame.The Big East Defensive Player of the Year has chipped in 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 87 total blocks on the season. What’s more, he’s shown a proclivity to draw charges at key moments for the Orange, making his presence in the lane very dangerous.What does all this mean? It means that Syracuse must keep Fab Melo out of foul trouble if it wants to win the Big East tournament.In the three games Melo missed with an unresolved academic issue, Syracuse wasn’t the same team. Yes, Rakeem Christmas played a great game against Cincinnati in Melo’s place, but that is certainly not the norm.The norm is Christmas playing less than two minutes to start the game — or less than one minute as he did Saturday against Louisville. The norm is Baye Keita fumbling point-blank passes and hurling horrific layups at the backboard — see Connecticut game.It’s clear that Syracuse needs Melo. And the longer he stays on the court, the more likely the Orange is to walk away with the title. 3. Brandon Triche has to build off of LouisvilleSaturday certainly couldn’t have hurt Brandon Triche. While he said his confidence has remained the same down the stretch, the junior guard’s sparkling, 18-point performance in Syracuse’s win over Louisville was needed.Think back to early in the season and remember how Triche was key to the Orange’s success. In the NIT Season Tip-Off, Triche was on the floor down the stretch. He and Dion Waiters were the guards on the floor as Syracuse closed out Virginia Tech. Scoop Jardine played only five minutes in the second half.The two games in the NIT Season Tip-Off were part of a four-game stretch in which Triche averaged 15.3 points per game. But he has scored in double digits in only nine of Syracuse’s other 27 games.A slump in the six games leading up to last Saturday meant Triche ended the regular season averaging 9.4 points per game, nearly two points less than what he averaged his sophomore year.But his hot-shooting performance against Louisville — 3-of-6 from 3-point range — is an encouraging sign. If Triche can find a rhythm shooting the ball, and Jardine and Waiters continue to play at a high level, Syracuse’s three-headed guard attack will be hard to defend.Orange head coach Jim Boeheim has stayed confident in Triche’s abilities all year. Jardine said Triche was never really in a slump but just struggled to find his rhythm in some games.Once his rhythm is found, though, it can lead Syracuse to a win, as it did against the Cardinals.