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Murdoch Extends His Net to China – David Smith

From The Observer: MySpace, the world’s most popular online social network, has launched a version of its website in China, despite fears among human rights campaigners that users will be censored or spied on by the totalitarian Communist state. Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns MySpace, said last year that the company […]

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Meet Mrs. Murdoch – Jack Shafer

The Slate Magazine had an article called “Who had a critical profile of Rupert Murdoch’s wife spiked?” this week: You can no more injure Rupert Murdoch by calling him a purveyor of sensationalism and trash than you can offend gangrenous flesh by calling it stinky. The man doesn’t have calluses. He is a callus.

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Murdoch’s wife gets MySpace role in China – Stephen Foley

The latest on Murdoch’s efforts to launch a Chinese version of MySpace, from the Independent: Rupert Murdoch, the septuagenarian media mogul, is planning to appoint his wife, Wendi Deng, to the board of MySpace China, the latest overseas offshoot of the social networking website he bought last year. The couple have been seeking local partners […]

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Murdoch considers exit from China deal – Mure Dickie et al

From MSNBC (link): News Corp has discussed withdrawing from Phoenix Satellite Television, its Hong Kong-based Chinese television joint venture, in a move that would see Rupert Murdoch walk away from his most successful effort to break into China’s tightly controlled media market. People familiar with the situation said News Corp had talked about selling all […]

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Murdoch says China ‘paranoid’ about foreign media – FT

From the Financial Times, via Rupert Murdoch has worked hard to avoid offending Chinese leaders ever since he earned their ire with a 1993 declaration that satellite television posed an “unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere”… But now Mr Murdoch appears to be ready to take his diplomatic gloves off again. At a conference […]

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A Chinese Hacker’s Identity Unmasked

China and the United States have traded accusations of hacking following reports that The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post were all infiltrated by allegedly Chinese intruders. Google’s Eric Schmidt...

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