According the blog China Confidential, China’s Internet monitors are becoming concerned about radical “leftist” (meaning, ultra-socialist or communist) language online. The kinds of things that might warrant special attention?
Unorthodox, repeated references to Lenin, say, or Lin Biao (Mao’s Long
March comrade-in-arms, who disappeared after a supposed coup attempt
during the Cultural Revolution but nevertheless remains an…
One of the biggest immediate differences between mainland Chinese Internet practices and those here in the US, is the use of Bulletin Board Systems. A great place to start is this post at ESWN, which provides a “general comparative analysis” of news media in China, Hong Kong, and the US, and highlighting the relationship of China’s BBS to mainstream media. Excerpts:
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.