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21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

On the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, it feels that modern China is just too busy to remember what happened.

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Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google leaving China will not be as big a revolution in the business world as you think. Getting excited over China’s loss of face may be playing into its hand.

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Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google.cn features manipulated & censored search results, but it still offers Chinese internet users a choice other than Baidu. Less choice is less freedom.

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Google China photos: because I’m without words

Google China photos: because I’m without words

Flowers and candles were arranged around the Google China sign outside of its Beijing Headquarters after Google announced they may leave China due to hacking incidents potentially connected to the government.

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Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Insights into microblogging’s (i.e. Twitter) current role and future potential in China’s internet amongst Chinese netizens. How will it affect businesses, advertising, and marketing in China?

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Chinese Media Entranced By Beautiful Girl In Red And Black

Chinese Media Entranced By Beautiful Girl In Red And Black

Off-the-wall, “weird” news” keep popping up in the papers. Does this confirm the Chinese media lacking “in-depth” news due to them being politically sensitive?

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2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

Roland Emmerich’s 2009 apocalyptic movie “2012″ has been praised and criticized for pandering to China and Chinese audiences…and why that’s egotistically ridiculous.

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Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Kaiser Kuo speaks at TEDxHonolulu about the crisis in US-China relationships on a person-to-person level, exacerbated by large-scale and unmediated contact over the internet.

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CNBloggerCon: For The Chinese, Not The Foreigners

CNBloggerCon: For The Chinese, Not The Foreigners

The China Blogger Conference is largely inaccessible and irrelevant to most foreigners. Even so, what happens here, every year, is something we can all appreciate.

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English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

Summary of interesting points and the English-language China blogs mentioned in the recent BON TV David Moser interview with Jeremy Goldkorn and Michael Anti.

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The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

Review of the film adaptation of Jia Mai’s espionage thriller novel starring Zhang Hanyu & Zhou Xun as spies fighting the Japanese-controlled puppet government.

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China’s Mainstream Media Views On China Blogs & Bloggers

China’s Mainstream Media Views On China Blogs & Bloggers

Does China’s mainstream media fear competition from new media like the internet? Editors of the People’s Daily don’t think so, and say bloggers are parasites.

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Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Famous IT blogger Keso has his Twitter account blocked. Despite contacting Twitter, the account has not been restored after 48 hours. Another case of Silicon Valley ignoring the rest of the world?

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MacKinnon: Internet’s Uncertain Future & US-China Relations

MacKinnon: Internet’s Uncertain Future & US-China Relations

Discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon on the emerging uncertain future of the Internet under non-democratic, non-Western countries like China, and new approaches toward US-China relations.

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Persecuted Religious Movements, Product Reviews, & Internet Stats

Persecuted Religious Movements, Product Reviews, & Internet Stats

Why China is the worst place to study controversial issues, great Chinese websites for dining, travel, cosmetics, IT, & education reviews, & 338 million users!

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