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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China, We Fear You

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On March 18, thousands of students began a sit-in of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan in the capital, Taipei, a historic first that has paralyzed the island’s lawmaking body. Students have amassed to protest an attempt by the Kuomintang, …

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Carrots for Xinjiang

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Xinjiang, a vest region in western China covering a surface area roughly as large as that of Iran, is known to be ethnically fraught, economically underdeveloped, and opaque to outsiders. But a new Chinese policy is giving outside observers …

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