What does Google’s return to the Mainland mean for China’s Internet?

| January 5th, 2016

Google is the defacto search engine in almost all countries in the world, however it’s presence is nearly non-existent in China presently. After a brief foray into the Chinese market from 2005 -2010, Google decided to shutter it’s China operations, citing conflict with Chinese government censors. Google, along with all it’s other services (including Gmail,  Google Play Store, Youtube, Google Maps, etc), is blocked in China and can only be reached with the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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Government cadre’s infamous speech on the siege of Wukan village

| December 21st, 2011

The anti-corruption movement in a small fishing village Wukan(乌坎村) in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province has triggered international attention including that from nytimes, WSJ among many others.

Today an internal speech given by Zheng Yanxiong (郑雁雄), municipal secretary of Shanwei City, went viral on sina weibo and all kinds mainstream websites in mainland, only to be pulled off almost immediately by censorship due to the political sensitivity in the speech. Why? What did he say?

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