DoNews reports the announcement of the first results from the self-censoring clean-up campaign undertaken by 14 Chinese major portals. The movement is referred to by the phrase above, zicha zijiu, lit. self-investigate, self-rectify. The 14 Beijing-based portals include Sina.com, Sohu.com, Netease, Tom.com, Qianlong.com, and Yahoo’s China portal. On April 17, 11 of these released…
Min Jiang, at the Department of Communication, Purdue University, has written an information-packed dissertation on the potential and limits of e-government efforts on 30 different provincial Chinese government websites.
The study analyzes four major modes of e-consultation on Chinese
e-governments: Q&A with government, e-petition (or online
Xinfang), online opinion polls, and citizen input boxes. Min Jiang writes:
The Epoch Times, the controversial and strongly anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) paper linked with Falun Gong, claims to have registered over 8 million public withdrawals from the CCP, the Communist Youth League, and the Communist Young Pioneers via its “Quitting the CCP” website. The number is unverifiable and the withdrawals are not considered official in China.
Some guys were playing a game: to see who could modify their webpage so that their blog came out before the other in Google’s search when using Mao’s Little Red Book search words. Unfortunately they hit a problem! Certain keywords were blocked and their blogs didn’t come up on Google at all!