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February 20, 2011

Beijing's Fear of the Jasmine Tea Party

Today, searches for 'jasmine' were blocked on China's largest Twitter-like microblog, and status updates with the word on
popular Chinese social networking site Renren.com were met with an error message and a warning to refrain from postings with 'political, sensitive ... or other inappropriate content.' And mass text messaging services was unavailable in Beijing due to 'technical issues', according to a customer service operator for leading provider China Mobile. -- China quashes pro-democracy 'Jasmine Revolution' with force | Mail Online

Posted by Vanderleun at February 20, 2011 10:36 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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