China’s Political Eases Into Digital Age (AP)

Via “China’s stodgy political world is easing into the digital age, inviting the public to voice opinions via the Web and increasingly relying on high-tech devices to manage such big events as this spring’s meeting of the national congress.

With about 80 million “wang min” – “netizens” – China now has the second largest number of Internet users in the world, after the United States. But the Communist Party’s new willingness to use the Web seems to have done nothing to dispel its ambivalence toward it. ”

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