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English, French, Chinese news about contemporary China - Une autre actualité chinoise
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Hu Ping: Does Wen Jiabao Really Wish to Redress June 4th?

Hu Ping: Does Wen Jiabao Really Wish to Redress June 4th? | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
About the author: Mr. Hu Ping (胡平) was a graduate student of philosophy at Peking University in 1980.
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China is still a police state (?)

China is still a police state (?) | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
For those who have never visited China, the country offers much more freedom than you are probably imagining.
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China: A New Collective Blog

China: A New Collective Blog | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Dan Harris from China Law Blog introduced a new collective blog: rectified.name in the Chinese blogosphere.
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Extremely interesting list of Chinese words officially banned on Weibo

Extremely interesting list of Chinese words officially banned on Weibo | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Tracking various words blocked on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, to get a sense of where the boundaries of Chinese censorship and self-censorship lie. Posts a new blocked word every day or two along with comprehensive logs of search results.
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Infographics – 44% of Sina Weibo Users Have Fewer Than 10 Followers

Infographics – 44% of Sina Weibo Users Have Fewer Than 10 Followers | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
- On Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, verified users have on average 10 times more followers than unverified accounts. - 44.06% of accounts on Sina Weibo have fewer than 10 followers.  - While most...
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Private companies now specialize in censoring negative online comments

Private companies now specialize in censoring negative online comments | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
It turns out the Chinese government isn't the only one feeling insecure about online criticism, with a number of public relations firms regularly charging private companies to remove negative comments from websites such as Weibo, QQ and Tudou.
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Is 10,000 RMB per Month Enough? Not If 10 RMB Buys Half a Hamburger

Is 10,000 RMB per Month Enough? Not If 10 RMB Buys Half a Hamburger | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
What is “a lot” of money in China, anyway? With over one million US-dollar millionaires in China and counting, the country’s currency doesn’t go as far as it used to. A...
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Photo of the Day: Pudong silhouette

Photo of the Day: Pudong silhouette | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
More photos on the Shanghaiist Contribute page. To see your photos on our Contribute page, use Flickr and tag your photos “shanghaiist”. Or you can email your photos to photos@shanghaiist.com and they will automatically appear on our site (and here).
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Beijing McDonald’s Expired Food Scandal Ignites Public Anger – chinaSMACK

Beijing McDonald’s Expired Food Scandal Ignites Public Anger – chinaSMACK | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
A Beijing Mcdonald's is in hot water after CCTV reporters uncovered unsanitary practices including serving food that had expired or had fallen onto the floor.
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Weibo has flown completely off the rails – Why is the rumor mill still spinning?

Weibo has flown completely off the rails – Why is the rumor mill still spinning? | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Last week Weibo was swept up in rumors of a completely imagined coup in Beijing (Yaxue covered the extent of the madness excellently).
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Chongqing district police chief under investigation in Wang Lijun case

Chongqing district police chief under investigation in Wang Lijun case | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Caixin Media reports today that Wang Pengfei (王鹏飞), the top police official in Chongqing's Yubei District (渝北), is now under investigation for his alleged role in aiding the escape of former police chief Wang Lijun to the US Consulate in Chengdu on...
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The Wukan Elections on Social Media

The Wukan Elections on Social Media | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Just in case you’re out of the loop: villagers in Wukan hit the polls today.
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Voices – Is Everyone Lying to Premier Wen Jiabao?

Voices – Is Everyone Lying to Premier Wen Jiabao? | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Mr. Xu Jingbo (@徐静波微博), chief of AS@IA, a Japan-based media outlet focused on China, reports, “A CPPCC delegate said in a group discussion that, in today’s China, you are lying to me,...
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Is Wukan More Democratic Than Hong Kong?

Is Wukan More Democratic Than Hong Kong? | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
A recent pictographic from a Chinese-language magazine asks whether Wukan may actually be more democratic than Hong Kong.
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Chine : la chute brutale du « prince rouge » Bo Xilai

Chine : la chute brutale du « prince rouge » Bo Xilai | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
C'est la fin de l'irrésistible ascension d'un « prince rouge », un « fils de » version chinoise, qui se voyait déjà parmi les « immortels » qui dirigent la Chine.
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Book Review: Midnight in Peking

Book Review: Midnight in Peking | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham
Death was not uncommon on the streets of Peking in the winter of 1937.
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Bo Xilai falls, and rises in the headlines

Bo Xilai falls, and rises in the headlines | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Limited to an official news release on the replacement of Bo Xilai as top leader in Chongqing, Chinese media must find creative ways to play the news in a nod to strong public interest in this hot political story.
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Three messages the Party hope you heard at the Two Meetings and the surprise they hope you’ll forget

Three messages the Party hope you heard at the Two Meetings and the surprise they hope you’ll forget | Murmurs from New China | Scoop.it
Last week we looked at why the Two Meetings matter, today we’re looking at what this year’s recurring themes were. Equality Since opening up in the 80′s, gov’t resources hav...
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