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How did Chinese web users react to Edward Snowden scandal?

alt informationWhile the official Chinese reaction to Edward Snowden’s Prism leaks has been muted, ordinary Chinese have been quick to point out the US’ double standard and hypocrisy toward espionage, Alice Xin Liu writes

China’s two main censorship bodies to merge

The Chinese government’s two main bodies of censorship, SARFT (State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television) and GAPP (General Administration for Press and Publications), are to merge and become one super administration. Although some denied the reports, the merge was announced during the 2013 session of China’s parliament, with the motion passed in March. Zhang Jin, deputy editor at  technology publisher Popular Science Press, told state news agency Xinhua:   Over the last 30 years of the opening up and reform period, both GAPP and SARFT have developed tremendously, but with this development of industry and flourishing of culture, many new problems have risen, for example the lockdown of departments, and individual management by each media type of themselves, and approval [...]

China releases dissident artist Ai‎ Weiwei

Alice Xin Liu: China releases dissident artist Ai‎ Wei Wei

Liu Xiaobo win prompts Chinese media blackout

Alice Xin Liu: Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize win prompts Chinese media blackout

Alice Xin Liu: In China’s murky censorship machine detention is rarely legal

Alice Xin Liu: In China's murky censorship machine detention is rarely legal