China’s web censors struggle to muzzle free-spirited bloggers – Hamish McDonald

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

WHEN a dozen Chinese recently ran stories about a rash of sadistic killings in Shanghai by a perverse postgraduate student, was another quiet triumph for a young man in Beijing called Zhao Jing. To a widening blog readership in China and abroad, Zhao is better known by the pseudonym . As well as indicating an oppositionist stance in English, it also a dissident note in Chinese, roughly meaning “security alternative”.

Thanks to Anti’s persistent writings on his blog, the activities of the Shanghai serial cat mutilator got into China’s mainstream , and this was far from a unique example.

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