Taishi Village, My Neighbor – Ai Xiaoming

ESWN has translated an essay “Taishi Village, My Neighbor” by Ai Xiaoming, which was “originally published in edited form in the Freezing Point weekly supplement in the Chinese Youth Daily, and then published in full at the Yannan Forum (note: the original has been deleted, but a copy is preserved here)”: The first time that […]

China Shuts Down Web Sites in Crackdown – AP

From AP, via MSN Money Chinese authorities have shut down an online discussion forum that reported on anti-corruption protests in a village in the country’s south as well as a Web site serving ethnic Mongolians, overseas monitors said Tuesday… Radio Free Asia, a U.S.-based broadcaster, said an online forum that covered protests in the village […]

Yannan Forum closed – Rudolph Wagner

Thanks to Professor Rudolph Wagner of the University of Heidelberg for the following information: Yannan.cn, a Beijing-based website that over the last year had emerged as the foremost forum for intellectual discussion and cutting-edge thinking in China, has closed down effective Oct. 1. A note says: “Effective today, Yannan.cn has closed for cleansing up and […]

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