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China’s Angry Investors Leap the Great Firewall

Zheping Huang at Quartz reports that disgruntled investors in the Fanya Metals Exchange are collectively circumventing the Great Firewall and taking to Twitter to draw international media attention to their plight. These investors, many of whom lost their life savings to the financial scam, turned to this new protest strategy to put pressure on the central government after 

May 27, 2016 5:44 PM

Sarcasm, Sincerity, and Constitution Copying

The Chinese Communist Party launched a campaign in March for its members to hand copy the party constitution as part of a broader drive to boost party loyalty and enthusiasm. The 100-day campaign caught media attention after two government employees in Jiangxi were photographed copying the constitution on their wedding night. At The Wall Street Journal, Josh Chin reports that

May 25, 2016 4:47 PM

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