Unrest In China

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    There is no end to the suppression and spin:

    http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20060127.aspx

    Oh, you might want to stay with regular google v china google. If you don't understand the difference, you are lost regarding the post.
     
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    Newspaper Known for Testing Limits in China...
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    Chinese Paper Has Long History of Challenging Authorities
    January 08, 2013 - The influential Chinese newspaper at the center of a rare protest against government censorship has a long history of progressive and controversial reporting that has tested the limits of free speech in China's strictly controlled media environment.
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    Censorship Fight at Newspaper in China Grows
    January 07, 2013 — Journalists and editors at an influential and often outspoken newspaper in China have gone on strike in protest of government censorship. The dispute involves a local propaganda official who allegedly called for changes to the publication's annual New Year’s editorial to its readers. The standoff at the Southern Weekly newspaper is growing from an internal dispute into a national debate about government oversight of the media.
     
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    Southern Weekly protests settled
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    Management, reporters defuse China censorship spat
    Jan 9,`13 -- Communist Party-backed management and rebellious staff at an influential weekly newspaper stepped back Wednesday from a contentious standoff over censorship that spilled over to the wider public and turned into an unexpected test of the new Chinese leadership's tolerance for political reform.
     
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    No surprises there. As exposure to the West grows, the seeds of discontent are sown amongst the populace. The Chinese may be patriotic and nationalistic, but their not stupid and I suspect they are now realising they can have it all if they push for it - money, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of movement.

    But thats probably going to start in the upper echelons of society where people have the means to protect themselves if it all goes awry. It remains to be seen how it affects the people at a grassroots level, especially the minorities in areas like Xinjiang, Tibet and Mongolia. Were hearing increasing stories about the common man sticking up for himself, refusing to let his house be torn down by the ruthless developer...one-off cases but its better than no cases at all like 50 years ago.
     
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    Wow, you get a good internet connection from back there in 1989.
     
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    Its not bad, I make do
     
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    Xi Jinping reiterated the importance of fighting corruption...
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    How serious is China on corruption?
    28 January 2013 - Even among China's jaded internet users, this was big news: Li Jianguo, a Communist official operating at the very top of the party, was under investigation for corruption.
     
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    China clampin' down on gov't. extravagance...
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    China turns against official extravagance
    5 February 2013 - Such was the extent of officials' spending on luxuries that the clampdown is said to have depressed share prices in high-end liquors
     
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    Turmoil in Xinjiang...
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    Uighur ‘terrorists’ trapped police: Chinese media says
    Fri, Apr 26, 2013 - LABEL OF CONVENIENCE? China accuses Uighurs of luring police into their house for an ambush, but rights groups dismissed the claim and ‘terrorist’ label
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    US 'Deeply Concerned' by Violence in China's Xinjiang Province
    April 25, 2013 - The United States is calling for a thorough and transparent investigation into a confrontation in China's restive northwest province of Xinjiang that left 21 people dead.
     
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    When the PLA periodically gets jumpy and feels the need to assert their oppressive occupation of Xinjiang, they tend to be vicious about it. This is partly because they are so scared of the Uighurs.
     

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