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17 May 2007

Why China Relaxed Blogger Crackdown - Registration Plan Was Dropped In Face of Tech-Industry Protests

Author: Jason Leow, Wall Street Journal

Since September, the central government has been deliberating the need to enforce a real-name registration system, which would have required nearly 20 million Chinese bloggers to register their real identities on the Web and give up...anonymity... But...

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12 October 2007

China Censors Ratchet Up Web Monitoring

Author: Alexa Olesen, AP

Blog entries like [Liu Xiaoyuan's], which mused on sensitive topics such as the death penalty, corruption and legal reform, are often automatically rejected if they trigger a keyword filter. Sometimes, they're deleted by human censors employed by...

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22 February 2011

China Co-Opts Social Media to Head Off Unrest

Author: Jeremy Page, Wall Street Journal

China's domestic security chief, Zhou Yongkang, added his voice to calls for tighter Internet controls as censors ratcheted up temporary online restrictions, a day after a failed attempt to use social-networking sites to start a "Jasmine Revolution"...

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10 June 2011

Facebook's Test in China: What Price Free Speech?

Author: [column] John Bussey, Wall Street Journal

What to make of Facebook—which holds itself up as an icon of openness—and its flirtation with the largest authoritarian nation on earth?...Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the [company, said]...in October..."I don't want it to be this company that just spreads...

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8 February 2012

Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

Author: Jon Russell, The Next Web

…Not only do authorities block Twitter, Facebook…[China] also insists that Web firms manage and remove sensitive content…Facebook…[has admitted] that the firm may never be able to satisfy the country’s demands…users are generally restricted from...

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2 July 2012

Watching How China Censors - As Officials Crack Down on Web Chatter, New Technology Finds Out Why

Author: Paul Mozur, Wall Street Journal

As China's 500 million Internet users rapidly adopt social media, academics and entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to track online messages and blog posts to better understand what the government censors...China's government employs software and an...

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28 July 2012

Chinese Officials Scrap Project After Protests

Author: Carlos Tejada, Wall Street Journal

Chinese officials canceled construction of an industrial project following fierce environmental protests for the second time this month, demonstrating the government's growing sensitivity to China's pollution problems…Officials in…Qidong…Jiangsu said...

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2 August 2012

Chinese authorities urge timely reporting of work safety accidents

Author: Xinhua [China]

…[T]he Work Safety Committee of the State Council said in a recent circular that related departments should expand public supervision channels and report on safety-related accidents in a timely manner...Despite the government's regular calls for...

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9 November 2012

China: Google services blocked as party congress begins - company says it was not having any technical problems

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13 November 2012

Chinese Authorities Putting Pressure on Businesses to Help Censor the Web [China]

Author: Jonathan Ansfield, New York Times [US]

As the Chinese cyberpolice stiffened controls on information before the Communist Party leadership transition…some companies in Beijing and nearby cities received orders to aid the cause…Companies faced the threat of fines and suspended Internet...

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