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First Human Rights Test Comes in Form of Dark Drama


The news came last night (Beijing Time) that @Stariver , a regular Twitter user based in Miyun, Beijing (北京密云)  was detained on November 7th, possibly for tweeting this tweet midnight, November 5th: #SpoilerTweet  #Enter-at-your-own-peril  “Final Destination 6” has arrived. In … Continue reading

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Wang Tiancheng: In China, What Power Can Replace the Communist Party


Leading up to the Party’s 18th Congress, the phrase “political reform” had buzzed around like a butterfly, fluttering with pretty hopes. Then, 15 minutes into Hu Jintao’s speech on the 8th, that buzz fell silent; by the time Hu finished … Continue reading

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