Study Times, the newspaper of the Communist Party School in Beijing, published an article on June 26, 2007, titled "Take the Initiative to Control Public Opinion." The article states that by proactively feeding information to the media, the Party news release mechanism implemented last December "will guide media and public opinion, both domestically and overseas, and set the agenda for both domestic and overseas public opinion, thus diverting the media’s original focus and perspective so that the media will voluntarily report and track news events and topics as released by the Party."
Chinese lawyers face numerous hurdles in conducting discovery for their cases. When dealing with discovery in a criminal defense, for example, lawyers worry that, when the evidence they uncover contradicts the government’s findings, the government will use Article 306 of the Criminal Law to charge them with forgery and perjury. A recent feature article in Legal Daily (reprinted by the official Xinhua) discusses the issues in detail.
In April 2007, the Tai Shun County government, Jiangsu Province published a 2005 report that provided insight into the methods the County used in its crackdown on Falun Gong and Xinjiang Uygur groups.
Richard Fisher wrote an article about China’s new large amphibious assault shipe for the website of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. China rejected the article, saying China’s building up its capacity for a future amphibious force is a "complete exaggeration and irresponsible speculation." "Actually, most amphibious ships currently in use in China are traditional landing ships. There is no so-called ‘threat’ whatsoever."
According to an investigation report by a local People’s Congress in Xinjiang, the persecution of Falun Gong and Xinjiang ethnic groups were considered priorities in maintaining social and political stability. The development of secret forces and overseas intelligence were also at the top of the list.
China’s crackdown on unauthorized installation of household satellite dishes is "an urgent response to the attempts of overseas hostile forces to infiltrate and divide China." It is also meant to "prevent Falun Gong members and Christian groups from spreading their religious activities using ground satellite receivers."