In an accurate way of saying, there is freedom of speech in China. However, that doesn’t mean you can say anything you want, particularly on the internet. A prominent Chinese blogger ‘Ran Yunfei’ had been arrested by the polices for challenging the ruling Communist Party, spoke out by someone close to the blogger on Monday. This seems to be the harshest crackdown on dissent that China has in recent year.
During these past few weeks, the Chinese Government has taken a stronger action on internet censorship regarding call for protests. A series of sensitive words has been censored in all local social networking platforms and different forms of online discussion. First, we have the Chinese word “Egypt” (埃及), followed by the Chinese word “Hillary Clinton” (希拉里), now the latest we have “Jasmine”, “Jon Huntsman” (US Ambassador to China), and Beijing’s famous shopping avenue “Wangfujing” has also been blacklist. These keywords which are so common to everyone have unnerved the Chinese authorities…
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