China's crackdown on bloggers

Six people are held and 16 websites shut down as political crisis grips Beijing after sacking China has intensified online censorship by closing 16 websites, taking the toughest steps yet against major microblogs and detaining six people for spreading rumours of a coup amid Beijing's most serious political crisis for years. The moves underline official anxieties ahead of this year's leadership transition, particularly since the sacking of Chongqing party ... Full Story »

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this story provides insight into modern chinese government.

over the last few decades, the chinese government has been resolute in protecting itself. the chinese people for the most part had gone along with this, as security and stability were more important than almost anything else after the destructive chaos and horrors of the revolutionary history which came before. as china has become more financially stable and modern and powerful around the globe, citizens are more comfortable seeking other, new goals. in the west we decry the ... More »

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