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US Reconsiders Sonic Blasters for China

“With the Olympics fast approaching, the US is suddenly concerned about American-made products being used against human rights demonstrators. Of particular concern is a sonic blaster that so far has not been considered a...

China Silences Tibet Folk Singer Drolmakyi

Barbara Demick reports in the LA Times, from Dawu: These are dangerous times to be a Tibetan folk singer. Drolmakyi learned that when she opened the only place to listen to live music in this dusty little town perched high on...

China’s public intellectuals struggle – Merle Goldman

From the Taipei Times: Is China’s political environment loosening up, or is the government cracking down? It’s hard to tell. Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao (ËÉ°Èå¶Êø§) sometimes seems to be going both ways simultaneously. For example, Hu has decided to honor the memory of his mentor, former general secretary Hu Yaobang […]

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