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Wuhan Diary #28: The 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 23, 2020

February 23 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure From yesterday evening to today all the WeChat and microblogs were blocked because of the online video of the “cussing out Wuhan” video by “Wuhan Sister-in-law”. I’ve seen it many times … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #27: The 31st Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 31st Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today I got an express package delivery – something I had ordered on January 22 before the city closed – that took a whole month to be delivered. That’s a … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #22: The 26th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 17, 2020

February 17th The 26th Day of the Wuhan City Closure It has started to warm up. The last few days have been very sunny and Spring seems finally about to arrive. I brought all the flowers and plants that had … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #14: The Eighteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 9, 2020

 February 9  The Eighteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure This morning I woke up to someone singing a song outside my window.  Listening closely, I could tell that it was Angela Zhang [Zhang Shaohan]’s song “Dear it’s Not love” … Continue reading

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Hunan Epidemic Rumor-Monger Caught, Spread True "Rumor"

The Changsha County, Hunan Public Security Bureau on January 24, 2020 took strong action against Zhou who spread information to a number of Weixin social media groups. Zhou spread a false rumor, disrupting the social order, that four people had … Continue reading

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PRC Party Political and Legal Affairs Commission Calls for Pneumonia Epidemic Information Openness, Condemns Cover-ups; January 1st Police Caught Eight Docs Spreading (True) "False Rumors"

Found the Chinese text of a dramatic call for pneumonia epidemic openness from the media account named 中央政法委长安剑  “Zhang Anjian” of the Central Committee’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission   . I looked for it after reading William Zheng’s South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak”

See Professor Geremie Barmé’s translation of Xu Zhangrun’s article on the China Heritage website at http://chinaheritage.net/journal/and-teachers-then-they-just-do-their-thing/   “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak?” Xu Zhangrun: Having dedicated myself to a teaching career, I have to repeat what Hu … Continue reading

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2002: Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches

Round-Table on Internet and Free Flow of Information in China Statement by David Cowhig, Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches Presented to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China April 15, 2002 I would like to share with you some thoughts about … Continue reading

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PRC Religious Information Control Draft Regulations Released for Comment

Via Google Translate, lightly massaged. The PRC State Council issued the following draft regulations with a request for comment.  The date the draft regulations may go into effect, apparently later this year, is not clear. The draft regulations are very … Continue reading

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Just Who are the “Hired Guns” on China’s Internet?

Educational is the Baidu article on the “internet water army (shui3jun1) of hired guns/astroturfers. The graphic accompanying the article depicts several hand-like waves of water emerging from a computer screen labelled tweeters,  online public relations, deliberate postings to create a … Continue reading

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