"Friday evening television viewers in Wenzhou, a city in eastern Zhejiang province, saw their normal programming interrupted by anti-Communist Party messages.
One message, emblazoned across the top of the screen, declared, ‘Damn the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces: China Central Television, Peoples’ Daily’ — the first a broadcaster, the latter a newspaper, and both generally acknowledged to toe the party line — as well as ‘the Propaganda Department and the State Radio and Film Administration,’ both agencies that exercise government censorship. Another message, placed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, called for the release of Wang Bingzhang, a pro-democracy activist who has been detained in China since 2003, and declared that ‘the Communist bandits are the real criminals.’”
For more on the story, see Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Isaac Stone Fish, “Exclusive: Hackers Infiltrate Chinese TV Station,” at Foreign Policy (1 August 2014)
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