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They straggle into the city center in groups of four and five throughout the morning, impervious to the constant downpour that soaks their clothing, some using crutches to walk. By mid-morning, some 300 Chinese petitioners, hailing from every corner of Henan Province, and possibly elsewhere, have...
For decades, China watchers played down the rise of a viable opposition to the Communist Party, citing the invincible iron hand of the Party and excessive government controls, which made it impossible for citizens to organize.
Increasingly frequent social conflicts and economic downturn have not only presented China’s regional governments with overwhelming financial pressure, but also caused the central government a serious funding problem for its stability maintenance system.
I have provided legal services to victims of land requisition and demolition and have represented them in many administrative lawsuits.
I have a friend who opened a coffee shop on the 20th floor of an office building downtown. He did not advertise it or have a business plan. He does not even try to get new customers. The only people who go to his shop are patrons from his previous coffee shop and a few others they bring with them...
The following is a list of Chinese and English-language resources related to technology, the Internet, human rights, and China. These resources include digital and print materials developed by governments, NGOs, and academics.
Translation by HRIC In August 2007, the Financial Times reported that at least five Chinese Internet entrepreneurs had introduced websites similar to Twitter. This was barely one-and-a-half years after the original Twitter was introduced on March 21, 2006. At present, if a website model has found...
Translation by Wen Huang The Internet has created room for the birth and development of civil society in totalitarian countries. In the past two years, social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have developed at an amazing speed in non-democratic countries. They have become the...
Diverse set of users Works in your country Sustainable network and software development Open design Decentralized architecture Keeps you safe from websites too Does not promise to magically encrypt the entire Internet Fast Easy to get the software and updates Does not promo

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