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Chinese court jails paper staff (BBC)

By Louisa Lim BBC correspondent in Beijing A Chinese court has sentenced the former general manager of an outspoken newspaper to 12 years in prison for bribery and corruption. In China’s tightly-controlled media market, the Southern Metropolis News was one of the most fearless papers. The newspaper has repeatedly embarrassed the authorities by exposing official […]

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Presidential Shooting “Staged by Greens”, Charge Chinese Web Commentators

Chinese bloggers and other Internet commentators have overwhelmingly accused the pro-independence Pan-Green alliance of staging the March 19 shooting in Taiwan, in which President Chen Shuibian and his deputy Annette Lu were slightly injured. While the island reels in the aftermath of the incident and Taiwan authorities continued investigation, official Chinese media have given minimum […]

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Shuttered Blog Sites Back On

After Blogdriver reopened on March 15, Blogcn and BlogBus also went back online yesterday, ending a week-long government purging campaign against “wayward” Blog content. BlogBus, after staying offline for eight days, pleaded with its customers “not to post any news about current events, sensitive content or political comments” in a message posted on its front […]

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Update on the China Weblog crackdown

I spoke with an executive working for a major Chinese blog service provider today, and learned that the reason authorities ordered the closure of four major blog Web sites was discussions about Dr. Jiang Yanyong’s letter in some personal blogs they hosted. Two blog service probiders Blogcn and Blogbus, remain offline with a message apologizing […]

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China Cracks Down on Blog Service Providers

Within a week four major Chinese blog host sites have been shut down. China Newsmen, who claims to be the country’s first primarily news blog site, has been shuttered twice and since reopened with a new URL. Blog Bus and Blogcn have apologized to their registered users saying they had to suspend service temporarily due […]

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