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“WK” is for Wukan: Netizens Rebel against Censorship on Weibo

December 19, 2011

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The revolt in the Chinese village Wukan has lasted for a week.  Its main roads blocked by the police, the village is cut off from food and supplies from the outside. However, villagers vow to hold their ground and refuse to talk to the authorities until they release their fellow villager Xue Jinbo’s body and the four other villagers […]

“Guangdong Wukan” and “Xue Jinbo,” Welcome to the Blocked List

December 14, 2011

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“According to relevant laws and regulations, the search result of ‘Guangdong Wukan’ (广东乌坎) is not shown.” This is what you get if you type in “Guangdong Wukan” in Weibo’s search engine. The same alert will pop up if you type in “Xue Jinbo” (薛锦波). In Chinese traditional medicine, a doctor can diagnose diseases by pressing the […]