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June 2009 Archives

June 2, 2009 6:21 PM

A Changing Chinese Tune on North Korea?

There are surprising noises coming from China these days about North Korea. One influential Chinese academic thinks China's policy -- long supportive of the hermit kingdom -- might be changing.

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June 8, 2009 1:59 PM

Post 6/4 -- How the CCP Has Stayed in Charge

This is my take on how the Communist Party has managed to stay in power for the 20 years after Tiananmen Square.

June 10, 2009 12:21 PM

China's Rising Internet

Two disparate events in recent weeks in China point to an interesting development. China's Internet users are challenging the government and forcing it to respond. First China's plan to force computer manufacturers to install censoring software and then the furor over a pedicurist who killed a government official after he beat her when she rejected his demand to have sex.

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June 11, 2009 6:40 PM

Have China's Censors Gone Nuts?

Here is a really smart post on China's nutty net nannies by Rebecca MacKinnon, China Internet watcher extraordinaire.

June 26, 2009 10:32 AM

No Hummer Sale to China?

The sale of GM's Hummer division to China was front page news and used by many a bloviator (see my main man Peter Goodman here) as an another example that CHINA IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!

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