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Weibo and Twitter have been abuzz over the Taiwan presidential election despite the party’s ban on the topic. The results will be available soon as the voting is already under way. Many mainland Chinese are highly invested in it because they look to Taiwan for what China can become one day. This week, another renowned Chinese writer chose to leave the country for the US, while police raided the home of Hu Jia, a courageous activist who had recently served prison time, confiscating his computers for “violating probation rules”, coded words for being annoyed by his speaking out for the jailed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Meanwhile, the outspoken Professor Zhang Ming, whom I translated several times here in Hear on Weibo, was signaled as being […]

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