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More than 12,000 Arrested in Internet Drug Sting

China’s Ministry of Public Security announced Sunday that police had seized more than 300 kilograms of illegal drugs and arrested more than 12,000 people involved in production and trafficking through a network of online...

China’s President “Chats” With Citizens Online

China’s President Hu Jintao, who usually appears stiff and restrained in public, surprised many by talking to the Chinese public in an Internet chat room Friday morning. The online chat room of People.com.cn bustled with...

Mainland chat service wants users’ real names – Kevin Huang

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A plan by the mainland’s dominant instant messenger portal, QQ, to require that organisers and governors of chat groups register their real names has triggered a storm of protest among users. QQ has more than 400 million registered users, and membership is required to take part […]

Xinran: The Chinese chatroom

In the Guardian, Xinran writes: The Chinese chatroom I visited, www.qq.com, was already full of “Wang-Min”- internet obsessives – fighting over the issue of “how to view love affairs”. I immediately regretted that I had not visited the site earlier. It is a really good place to find “freedom of the press” from Chinese women: […]

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