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China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

Written by Oiwan Lam On 19 December 2013 @ 13:29 pm | No Comments

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China Media Project translated [1] veteran journalist and former Southern Weekly commentator Xiao Shu's comment on the Chinese authorities’ online annihilation tactics against Chinese liberal opinion leaders:

In early August this year I was abducted by state security police. Under orders to bring me in for questioning, state security from Guangzhou detained me in Beijing. They said in no uncertain terms: There’s no sense in arguing — we fully intend to marginalize you all.[...] Today, more and more of my friends suffer the same fate, having their internet lives entirely annihilated. Even the most moderate voices, like that of Zhang Qianfan, are not spared.

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[1] translated: http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/12/17/34796/

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