This Newsweek article starts to go beyond the usual story on censorship and American companies, to provide a taste of the wide range of topics being covered in Chinese blogs, the emergence of celebrity bloggers, and the many ways people get around regulations. One of my favorite examples of what’s being blogged–plagiarizing boring ideological essays to advance your career in the CCP:
Some defend one-party rule and criticize others for being antigovernment. Yet others, who benignly purport to provide “party-education materials,” actually give advice on how to survive campaigns by party hacks to reindoctrinate members. They offer links on where to find ideological essays that underlings can pass off to superiors as their own work.