The Blog — China
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This week, #MovementsMonday takes a look at travel bans, and how authoritarian regimes are using them to scare, silence, and supress dissidents around the world. Photo: Generación Y Blog.
Famed Chinese Dissident Wei Jingsheng recently spoke about human rights, China and the power of the internet to transform society.
For two years, China has denied the famed blogger and artist Ai Weiwei freedom to travel. Now you can help him see the world. Turn your iPhone into an iWeiwei.
There’s an intensifying struggle in China over information and at the heart of it is the internet. As we all know, controlling the internet is virtually impossible. But that doesn’t stop the Chinese government, backed with a very sophisticated system of censorship, from trying.
In a new development, the country’s popular Sina Weibo micro-blogging platform has informed its users that they risk having their accounts suspended if they spread rumours that provoke social unrest.
First there was the train crash, then a clumsy attempt at a cover-up, followed by an outpouring of grief and outrage on the internet. Now there’s an investigation and the search is on to find a scapegoat. The Wenzhou bullet train crash has shocked the Chinese public and rocked the Chinese government.
When 2011 began, the debate over clicktivism versus activism was going strong. On this blog, Esra'a al Shafei argued that there was no point in creating a distinction, because they both work to some degree and they're both appropriate depending on the amount of time and energy one has to devote to making change in the world: