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Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

The International Herald Tribune's Rendezvous blog writes about keyword filtering and netizen lingo in Chinese cyberspace, with examples from CDT's Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and the recent study from Carnegie Mellon University:...

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Chinese Netizen-Speak?

China Digital Times has added many new entries to the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and updated a number of older entries. Take this quiz to see how well you understand the colorful and constantly evolving language of China’s...

Isabel Hilton: News Slips Through China’s Net

Isabel Hilton writes on the Guardian: The news that the US president, Barack Obama, had called for an end to internet censorship at a meeting with students in Shanghai lasted 27 minutes on the front page of the Chinese portal...

The First Law of Chinese Cyberspace

From UC Berkeley Barry Bergman's post: 'Soul of the New Machine' Confab Geared to Human Rights: To illustrate the power of blogging, Xiao Qiang, an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and director of the China...

Photos: Which Country is Home to the Grass Mud Horse?

The 中国观察@无所不坛 blog answers: The Republic of River Crabs. The following images have been created and collected by a Chinese blogger as part of the ongoing drama unfolding between the "Grass Mud Horse" and its archenemy, the...

Keyword Filtering in E-books

On his blog, est electronixtar posted his recent discovery of the Chinese authority’s control over electronic readings. est’s roommate had a strange experience while reading a chm-formatted novel on his computer.  In the novel,...

Tang Poem Mockery: Grass-Mud Horse Running on the Ma Le Desert

The following painting and "poem" are posted on many blogs and other social media sites*, such as here, here and here. 阳春三月欲赏花 还须翻墙到邻家 闲来把酒煮河蟹 马勒戈壁草泥马 I want to enjoy the flowers in the beautiful March Must climb over the wall...



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