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China's Online Community Reacts to Mo Yan's Nobel Prize

Chinese author and 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mo Yan arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Gaomi in China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages).
Arts

Mo Yan's Nobel Prize inspires mixed responses among China's internet community.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)
Lifestyle

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.

Top Tweets: Ridiculing the Latest Ban in Pakistan

A Pakistani resident uses a computer to browse a newspaper website in Quetta on May 20, 2012, after the country's government blocked social networking website Twitter. (Banaras Khan/AFP/GettyImages)
Lifestyle

In 140 characters or less, Pakistanis react with scorn and satire when their government briefly blocks access to Twitter.

Top Tweets: Twitter Users React to Censorship Announcement

Policy

Twitter announced on Thursday that it will reserve the right to "reactively withhold" tweets on a country-to-country basis. "As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," declared the official Twitter blog.

2011: The Year of Social Media in Pakistan

A Pakistani man browses the internet in a net cafe in Karachi on May 31, 2010. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.

2011: Hu Yong Looks Back on the Year in Chinese Media (New and Old)

Hu Yong is one of China's leading experts on new media.
Policy The only useful outlet for the expression of popular concerns in China is the internet, says new media expert Hu Yong.

China Unable to Keep Handle on Ai Weiwei's Twitter

Ai Weiwei's Twitter page shows him to be back in political action.
Arts

Chinese dissident artist has broken his government-mandated Twitter silence to speak out against the detainment of his friends.

Ai Weiwei Testing His Boundaries on Google+?

Weiwei's alleged Google+ profile and most recent post,
Arts

A month ago Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei — jailed for "economic crimes" — was released on bail under the conditions that he pay back his alleged unpaid taxes and, more importantly, maintain media silence, including through Twitter for "one year, at least."

North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.