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This Week on CDT, August 15, 2014

A government directive, leaked online, restricts reporting on the removal of crucifixes from churches in Hangzhou and Wenzhou. These Christian symbols were dismantled from government-sanctioned churches, precipitating followers into posting messages of outrage to social media. The word of the week, wall-rape, is yet another example of clever netizens using the Chinese language

August 15, 2014 5:16 PM

This Week on CDT, August 8, 2014

News that maligned socialite Guo Meimei admitted involvement in World Cup gambling and working as a call girl stoked discussion on and off the Internet. Netizens complained that the media devoted too much attention to covering the young woman’s predicament with less airtime given to coverage of a factory explosion in Jiangsu and an earthquake in Yunnan. Other Chinese Internet

August 8, 2014 5:41 PM

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