Keasha Martindill

Stainless Steel Mouse Freed

Liu Di was arrested in China one year ago after she “allegedly criticized the jailing of prominent Internet dissident Huang Qi.” In all that time she was never formally charged of any crime. On November 28th, she was finally released from jail along with Wu Yiran and Li Yibin, also detained for cyber dissidence. Some […]

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Chinese DJs rely on the Internet

It’s not possible for DJs in China to obtain the latest, cutting edge dance music by legal means, so they must rely on an increasing number of Chinese Internet sites like which allow them to swap and download tunes. DJs in China’s major cities don’t typically visit those sites, eschewing all digital forms of […]

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Jailed in China for subverting state power

Jiang Lijun was sentenced by Chinese officials today to serve 4 years in prison for trying to “subvert state power.” His lawyer says this is because Jiang intended to form a democratic political party and espoused democratic ideals on the web. Read the story here.

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Story about a Dalai Lama story

Searching for a new story to post, I came across a blurb on the China News Agency’s site about the Dalai Lama. Apparently on 14 November, the Chinese government stated that if the Dalai Lama ever wanted to “set foot in Tibet again”, he would need to stop his crusade for Tibet’s independence. Ok, while […]

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The Internet is Transforming Conservative Behaviors in China, Enabling Love, Friendship and Casual Sex

A report by the Sydney Morning Herald claims that the Internet is changing the traditional, conservative behaviors of China’s citizens because it allows them to communicate “anonymously” and “vent” their real feelings. (That is, of course, as long as their online chats have nothing to do with political criticism.) For example, more and more people […]

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