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Activists Stand Trial Over 2013 Press Freedom Protests

A new trial for activists Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng began on Friday amid heavy security after their lawyers boycotted an earlier session in September in protest at procedural violations. From James Pomfret at Reuters: Guo Feixiong, 48, was arrested for taking part in a rare public protest against media censorship outside the offices of the Southern Weekly newspaper in January

November 28, 2014 2:37 AM

Zhang Lifan on Beijing’s Expedient Nationalism

In an interview with The New York Times, scholar Zhang Lifan discusses a recent flaring of anti-Western rhetoric and suspicion of “hostile foreign forces” in mainland China and in Hong Kong. President Xi Jinping has dismissed the trend as not “worth fussing over”, but lavished praise on the “positive energy” of nationalistic young blogger

November 28, 2014 2:00 AM

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