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The Largest Social Network You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The story of a tech giant overlooked by the West raises questions about streaming video, virtual currency, the digital divide, and how people use the Internet in other countries. Ross Slutsky | Washington DC  310 million registered users. Up to 8.45 million people using the site concurrently. 421 billion minutes of voice transferred in 2011. […]

China’s Internet Slap Fight

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 pm (UTC-4)
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How A 50 Cent Debate Lead To Blows Ross Slutsky | Washington DC An ongoing Internet argument that recently came to physical blows in China still has many around the world scratching their heads in confusion. On one side of the fight: Zhou Yan, a crusading journalist with a fondness for dissidents and a little […]

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China’s Internet Catnip

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 1:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Sex, Politics, Murder and the Web Doug Bernard | Washington DC In other times, the political excommunication of former Chinese rising star Bo Xilai would have been a relatively simple affair. Bo, the party boss of Chongqing, had for years built himself firm control over what happened in his province, along the way winning something […]

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Censorship on Tomb Sweeping Day

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Alice Xin Liu Every year around this time, China marks the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day. It’s traditionally marked as a day for the living to celebrate the departed, marked by outings to cemeteries. Celebrants leave tea, burn paper or incense, and generally sweep the tomb down clean and clear. But this […]

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