Ai Weiwei Joins Google+; Users Protest True Name Policy

Ai Weiwei has recently joined Google+, having fallen silent on Twitter since his release last month. From Penn Olson: In his first post on G+ this afternoon, at 1:44pm local time, Ai Wei-wei said simply, “Greetings....

China Rejects Comparison with N. Africa Uprisings

At a press conference to close the annual NPC meetings, Premier Wen Jiabao rejected any comparisons between the situation in China and those in Tunisia and Egypt that led to popular revolutions there. From AP: Social stability...

Francis Fukuyama: Is China Next?

In the Wall Street Journal, Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, asks whether China will be the next scene of a revolution overthrowing an authoritarian regime: It is certainly true that the dry tinder of social...

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