Artist: Lin Hai
Confronting Bodies: Shanghai foreign affairs office officials
Date of Action: December 1998
Specific Location: Shanghai, China
Description of Artwork: Lin Hai is accused of using the internet to subvert the Chinese socialist system.
Description of Incident: Lin Hai was arrested in December, 1998, for supplying e-mail addresses to an overseas publication called "VIP Reference." Which enabled them to bypass China's censor. Lin Hai was charged with "subverting the socialist system."
Results of Incident: Lin Hai's trial was closed to the public. Chinese officials suggests that it "involves government internal affairs."
Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99
Submitted By: NCAC