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China and The Big Eighteen — leadership is a party affair

China and The Big Eighteen — leadership is a party affair

The outcome of China's leadership transition is just as important to Australia's future as the US presidential race. But the details of what exactly is taking place are not well understood. writes Paul Pennay.

Letter from Hanoi: freedom of speech fails as net filter falters

Letter from Hanoi: freedom of speech fails as net filter falters

Vietnam is acting like what some have called an enemy of the internet is true. Whether it’s doing a very good job is up for debate, writes a Hanoi resident.

Conroy fighting internet battle on wrong front

Conroy fighting internet battle on wrong front

Stephen Conroy slams Google for its hypocritical stance on the government's proposed internet filter. But the Minister has a little China problem of his own.

How to climb over the Great Firewall of China

How to climb over the Great Firewall of China

China puts millions of dollars and employs tens of thousands of people to keep its internet heavily censored -- but enterprising citizens have still found ways around it. The Guardian explains how it's done.

China’s instructions on reporting on Google

China’s instructions on reporting on Google

Straight from the Ministry of Truth: the WashPo has a leaked copy of the Chinese government's instructions to news sites on how to report on Google's decision to stop censoring its search results.

Google’s daily log of what China is blocking

Google’s daily log of what China is blocking

Google is keeping track of which of its services are currently being blocked in mainland China. Gmail and News are still accessible, but Blogger and YouTube are no-go zones.

Google founder talks China

Google founder talks China

Google co-founder Sergey Brin explains why the company finally decided to stop playing ball with the Chinese government's internet censorship, and says doing business with them reminded him of his childhood in the Soviet Union.

The big cracks in the Great Firewall of China

The big cracks in the Great Firewall of China

You can't access Facebook or YouTube in China -- but you can freely look at porn. The Chinese government is OK with its citizens sharing pics of their willies -- just not sharing political information.

Google shows Beijing the red rag on censorship

Google shows Beijing the red rag on censorship

Google has stopped censoring its search engine results in China today, in what Human Rights Watch has described as “a crucial moment for freedom of expression in China”.

Google: We no longer hate freedom

Google: We no longer hate freedom

Google has officially stopped censoring its searches in China today. The company's Senior Vice President David Drummond explains how and why they did it.