Welcome to Uighur Web — Now Watch What You Say

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China’s Internet is vast, with millions of sites and more than 618 million users. But nest-egged within that universe is a tiny virtual community comprising just a few thousand websites where China’s Uighurs, the country’s fifth-largest ethnic …

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China’s Porn Crackdown is Not About Porn

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BEIJING — Chinese authorities have put would-be free speech advocates on notice: Step away from the computer. As an April 14 article in Communist Party-run news portal Seeking Truth avers, from mid-April until November, government offices nationwide …

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Taiwan’s Squishy Youth Get Fierce

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Prior to the dramatic occupation of Taiwan’s legislature by students on March 18, young Taiwanese in their 20s had either been dubbed the “strawberry generation” — supposedly fragile and squishy — or the “22K generation,” …

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Can Crowdfunding Change China?

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Crowdfunding, which allows web users to contribute small sums of money to fund collective projects like concerts and films, is taking off in China — and just how far it will go is more than …

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A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

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On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville …

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