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Family of Wen Jiabao Holds Hidden Fortune

A New York Times investigation into business dealings by the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao has prompted the blocking in China of the newspaper’s English and Chinese websites. The article, by David Barboza, uncovers...

The Not-So-Great Firewall of China

In an article for Foreign Policy, Global Voices co-founder, former bureau chief of CNN Beijing, and digital free speech advocate Rebecca MacKinnon explores the paradoxes of China’s domestic censorship regime in the age of...

Wall Space: Interview with Rebecca Mackinnon

Last weekend, NPR’s On the Media interviewed Rebecca MacKinnon about the current state of Internet control in China. Listen here: : BOB GARFIELD: Now, actually on that subject, I wanted to ask you, certainly for 50 years...

Video: Danwei: China Blogger Conference 2009

Danwei has produced a video from the 5th annual Chinese blogger conference, held in November in Lianzhou, Guangdong, which includes interviews with bloggers Chang Ping 长平, Bei Feng 北风, Tiger Temple 老虎庙, Teng Biao 藤彪, Hu Yong 胡泳,...

China Is Not A Kindergarten

Gady Epstein reports in Forbes, from Beijing: If this was some official’s clever idea to show Chinese Internet users who is really in charge, it certainly hasn’t worked out as planned. The story of the week in...

Rebecca MacKinnon: My Chat With Anti-CNN.com

On Monday, Rebecca MacKinnon met with the co-founder and web team of Anti-CNN.com. Rebecca summarizes some of the main points of the discussion on her website: Liu Jing then asked me why the Western media gave less attention to...

ETech: The Truth About China and Its Filthy Puns

From the Guardian: If you were reading the New York Times today, says Rebecca MacKinnon, you probably saw a story about a weird meme on the Chinese internet: the so-called “grass mud horse”. … The question now...

Beijing Olympics Advice From Ex-CNN Journalist

From Thomas Crampton’s blog: Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of...

Index on Censorship: China Issue

Rebecca MacKinnon reposts her contribution to a special China issue of Index on Censorship, and summarizes other contributions: Index on Censorship has published a journal issue devoted to China. Unfortunately their publication...

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