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China: Blogger’s Account Canceled

Chinese authorities are making a push to censor netizens who publish ‘sensitive’ content. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have frozen the microblogging accounts of an independent journalist and prominent blogger because he published “uncivilized” content on them.

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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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Time for the Western Art World to Join Chinese Social Media? (Part 1 of 3)

Cruising In: Weibo’s Ashton Moment A few months ago, Tom Cruise made waves in both Chinese and Western media by announcing that he had joined Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging tool used by Chinese and, now, Western celebrities. “We’re

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