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People’s Daily: China’s Real Challenge is the Next 5-10 Years

The following OP-ED is published  on the People’s Daily (overseas edition) on July 31, 2012.  CDT thanks to Dr Scott Harold of RAND Corporation for providing this translation. China needs to continue to believe in its development strategy, but it also needs to recognize the real challenges it faces.  In reality, China’s greatest challenges are not before

August 2, 2012

Sensitive Words: Beijing Flood (2)

As of July 27, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

  • first seven days after a death (头七): It has been one week since the Beijing flood began.
  • Beijing + assign blame (北京+问责)
  • Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs (北京民政局): The bureau’s call for charitable donations for flood recovery on Weibo caused a backlash, with many commenting
  • July 27, 2012