May 6, 2012

Escape Awakens China's Activists

Peter Goodspeed, National Post

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Online, where the audacity of defiance remains anonymous, tens of thousands of Chinese “netizens” rejoiced this week over news of the daring escape of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. China’s censors rushed to block all Internet analysis of the case by shutting down social media discussions that used phrases such as Mr. Chen’s name, his initials, the words “U.S. embassy” or even “blind man.”

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