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Sensitive Words: Luzhou Riots, Liao Yiwu and More

A vehicle burning in Luzhou, Sichuan.As of October 19, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):Rioting in Luzhou, Sichuan Province: Crowds jammed the streets and overturned police vehicles after a truck was reportedly beaten to death by...

Mo Yan Has “Lost Faith in the Party”

Novelist and vice chairman of the state-run Chinese Writers’ Association, Mo Yan has met with praise and scorn in equal measure since he was award this year’s Nobel prize in literature. He and the Nobel Committee were sharply criticized for giving way to the Chinese Communist Party–unt...

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Hopes for Liu Xiaobo’s Freedom

In a press conference on Friday, Nobel Literature prizewinner Mo Yan gave an unexpected expression of support for fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the 2010 Peace Prize. Mo’s statement has dampened fierce criticism from dissidents, raised questions about how he might use his...

Chinese Regime’s Honors for Sihanouk Annoy Netizens

A convoy taking the body of Norodom Sihanouk to Beijing's airport en route back to his homeland, on Oct. 17, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) Many Chinese netizens were outraged at the Communist Party’s display of honors for the deceased Cambodian ruler Norodom Sihanouk, who died on Oc...

Chinese Use Microblogs to Withdraw From Party

Some employees of the Jiannanchun Group Ltd. submitted a statement with their signatures and thumbprints to quit the CCP. (The Epoch Times) The scandal triggered by former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun’s attempted defection to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu in February has added fuel to a mov...

After Bo Xilai’s Purge, Web Searches for ‘Organ Harvest’ Suddenly Allowed

Posts on popular microblog websites in China forward and comment on the fact that searches for "live harvest" and similar terms were unblocked. The terms, related to organ harvesting in China, were apparently uncensored for searching soon after it was announced that Bo would be expelled f...

The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers – The Next Web

The Next WebThe politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowersThe Next WebThe politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers. 23rd September 2012 by Josh Ong. china-tiananmen. The dust ... Sina is the smallest of the four, at least in terms of revenue, but its Sin...