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CDT’s Top Posts of 2014

As we get ready to welcome 2015, we reflect back on the year past by revisiting our most popular posts of 2014. Five of the top 10 posts were Directives from the Ministry of Truth, while the others reflect both some of the hottest news stories of the year as well as popular content from years past, including a 2009 New York Times story about the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square that has been a top

December 31, 2014

Google to Blame for Gmail Outage, Says Official Media

After what appeared to be a shutdown of Google’s Gmail service from inside China, even from third party applications, access has now been at least partially restored for some users. While no official explanation has been provided for the blockade, Global Times has speculated that Google itself must be to blame, AFP reports: “The issue at heart is to what extent Google is willing

December 30, 2014