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Disappeared Chinese Tweeter Reappears in His Literary Way

In March I blogged about the Twitter disappearance of Air-Moving Device recounted in my earlier blog posting that began: A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice — his engrossing Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to … Continue reading

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Did Revealing the Secret Chinese Origin of the West Get a PRC Prof’s Social Media Account Suspended Last April?

On April 9th, the South China Morning Post reported that the 90-day suspension of the Weibo account of renowned expert on Chinese grassroots activism (and sometime advisor to top Communist Party leaders) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong. … Continue reading

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A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice

Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to 1989 political massacres and other sensitive matters apparently got the anonymous person with the Twitter name @airmovingdevice silenced. @airmovingdevice deleted his/her cyber analytic insights into Chinese society and … Continue reading

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2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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Chinese Party Notice on Conversation Discipline During Spring Festival

Chinese expat websites report that the Chinese Communist Party (according to a joint notice put by the Social Stability Office, Party Propaganda Department and Public Security Office of Mushan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province) is asking Communist Party members and … 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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The Cultural Revolution and the Need for Repentance

I found Deng Yuwen‘s   邓聿文 2013 article on “Why Do Chinese People Feel Regrets About Their Behavior During the Cultural Revolution”  moving.  China media controls, the rationale for them —  the reluctance of leaders to go beyond scapegoating a few individuals … Continue reading

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Chinese Media Censorship and Fighting Corruption

What gets censored in Chinese online media? The University of Toronto Citizen Lab  and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University have been among the leaders in research into online censorship in China.  In 2013 some … Continue reading

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2011: Debunked “Du Fu” Poem That Criticized Chinese Government Proved Prophetic

This poem misrepresented as Du Fu’s 杜甫《蜀中吟》seems to have been devised to plague the regime by some mischievous literary people. The noxious weed appeared on some Chinese websites this spring was detected by China’s literary guardians. Xiao Qiang’s China Digital … Continue reading

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