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1 July 2015
"Once they found out that you were a resident of Jinshan, they took you away. The Internet was blocked. The minute that photos were uploaded, they disappeared."
27 June 2015
"The father is forever the father, whatever he was, a so-called political figure, now he has been put in prison. The son is forever the son."
26 June 2015
Apart from mobile boarding passes and the occasional event ticket, in many countries QR codes have never quite caught on. In China, however, they're everywhere.
"In China, if you have enough money, they don't have to face these problems. They can't survive overseas and come back to cheat their relatives."
24 June 2015
After Hong Kong's legislature vetoed China-backed electoral reform, a pro-Beijing news outlet warned the city's autonomy could be in jeopardy if voters don't kick out pan-democrats in next year's elections.
15 June 2015
'Ziganwu' are Internet commenters not officially affiliated with authorities but who nevertheless ardently defend the government. China's Sichuan education office has adopted the term as part of recruitment efforts.
13 June 2015
"Many will spew hate online to feel better about themselves but will genuinely be excited to meet a black person in real life."
5 June 2015
Xiang Heping wept in an interview that she tied up her 9-year-old daughter and deprived her of food and water for six days as punishment for doing poorly in school.
3 June 2015
The launch of the "Internet Police Inspection and Law Enforcement" program implies a more coordinated effort in the incrimination of online speech.
31 May 2015
"What I see is Ma’s fear as a male leader of increasing female power, having already made so much money from women."