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Chinese Censorship: Editor Suicide Linked to Pressure

Chinese journalists say they ‘can think but can’t write, can write but can’t publish.’ The suicide this week of a top features editor at the Communist Party official newspaper People’s Daily has sent shock waves through the tightly controlled world

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Free Speech: Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Not Fearful of Re-Arrest

Chinese dissident artist says he will pursue the truth until he gets a ‘satisfactory answer.’ Fighting tax evasion charges, outspoken Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday he did not fear re-arrest, suggesting that the authorities were

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Internet Censorship: China Plans Social Media Crackdown

China plans new measures to limit online criticism. In the highest-level indication of a wider Internet crackdown in China, the ruling Communist Party’s central committee has announced plans to tighten controls on online social media and instant messaging tools. The

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China’s Cloud Districts Offer Censorship-Free Area – For Foreigners

The city of Chongqing will be the first in China to see the debut of a “cloud district,” or, to give it its official name, an “International Offshore Cloud Computing Special Management District.” This area in an industrial city in

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