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Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors

NYT – “Google has agreed to hand over a list of books by Chinese authors that it has scanned in recent years, company executives said on Monday, in an apparent effort to placate writers who say their works were digitized without their permission.”

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China to require Internet domain name registration

Reuters – “China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a “whitelist” of approved websites that could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers.”

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It’s tricky for wikis and online encyclopedias in China

CNN – “It’s been a year since China’s government lifted its ban on the Chinese version of U.S.-based Wikipedia yet it remains unclear whether Wikipedia has gained any share of the country’s massive Internet readership.”

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China’s website clampdown

Guardian – “News websites in China have begun requiring new users to register their true identities before allowing them to post comments – a move rejected by internet companies and users in the past.”

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China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names

NYTimes – “News Web sites in China, complying with secret government orders, are requiring that new users log on under their true identities to post comments, a shift in policy that the country’s Internet users and media have fiercely opposed in the past.”

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Twitterers defy China’s firewall

BBC NEWS – “On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen killings, social networking sites such as Twitter and the photo-sharing site Flickr were blocked in China in an attempt by the government to prevent online discussion on the subject”

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National Library of China to add its records to OCLC WorldCat

Press Release – “The National Library of China, the largest library in Asia, will add its bibliographic records to the OCLC WorldCat database, the world’s most comprehensive online resource for finding items held in libraries, making those records available to researchers worldwide.”

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“The Connection Has Been Reset”

The Atlantic – “China’s Great Firewall is crude, slapdash, and surprisingly easy to breach. Here’s why it’s so effective anyway.”

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Building Libraries

“A fundraising effort, sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to support youth literacy and education in rural China, has raised enough money to build eight libraries in these often-neglected regions of the country.”

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Bad Filtering

BBC – “China’s firewall that tries to sanitise web browsing is much more porous than previously thought, says a study.”

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