Philip Pan: Chinese Crack Down On Student Web Sites

From the Washington Post, more coverage of the new restrictions on university BBS sites:

The effort appears to have provoked a backlash among students. On Tuesday, one student disrupted a discussion at Beijing University to speak out against the new restrictions, kneeling and bowing several times when the moderator refused to call on him. The panelists, members of a national government advisory congress, intervened and heard the student out, according to one witness and accounts by others posted on the Internet.

The incident followed a rare demonstration Friday at neighboring Tsinghua University, where about 100 students gathered around a stone monument engraved with the motto, “Actions are greater than words,” and covered it with paper cranes and other origami figures to urge the school to rescind the new policies, witnesses said.

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