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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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Hubei Epidemic: A Provincial Propaganda Department Perspective

The Epoch Times 大纪元 is reporting on a February 15, 2020 report of the Hubei Communist Party Committee Propaganda Department to the newly installed Party Secretary Ying Yong. The report is entitled Hubei Provincial Propaganda Department on Work Done to … 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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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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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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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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2014: A Chinese View on Chinese Cyber Security Challenges

A Chinese government view of China’s cyber security challenges in 2013.  Below is a summary translation of the April 2014 report  “2013 Report on Trends in China Internet Network Security — A Perspective from the Chinese National Computer Emergency Readiness … Continue reading

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2009: PRC Online Petition Websites Increase Rapidly

Swarms of angry people converging on government offices naturally worries officials. They worry especially about people who go to higher levels to report abuses at lower levels of government.  Online petitioning on local governments setting up websites to improve citizen … Continue reading

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