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China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours
September 09, 2011

China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours

The Communist Party’s crackdown on ‘toxic’ Internet rumours is misguided. The tighter it squeezes freedom, the more credibility slips through its hands.

China's Micro-Blog Revolution
August 12, 2011

China's Micro-Blog Revolution

The Chinese government’s response to the train crash in Wenzhou left a gaping hole for new media to fill.

Permission Granted
May 28, 2010

Permission Granted

Finally, Japanese politicians are allowed to use the Internet for their campaigns. But is it enough?

Chinese Hacking?
February 22, 2010

Chinese Hacking?

Establishing the source of the hack attacks on Google is fiendishly difficult.

The Real Google Spat Lessons
February 03, 2010

The Real Google Spat Lessons

By Minxin Pei
For fans of Casablanca, Google's encounter with the Chinese government may be reminiscent of Police Captain Renault, who claimed to be 'shocked, shocked!' that gambling was going on inside Rick's casino.&
September 23, 2009

Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X

Our writer argues that his young tech-savvy peers, celebrity fixations aside, are increasingly engaged in global issues like this summer’s riots in Tehran.

August 13, 2009

On the Cyber Warpath

An intelligence specialist considers the implications of the recent attacks by Chinese hackers on the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

July 26, 2009

The United States and Asia

The Diplomat spoke recently with Stephen Yates, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Christian Whiton, a former deputy special envoy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, about North Korea, China and US relations with Japan.

June 18, 2009

Technology and Diplomacy

It looks like any other diplomatic meeting. Seated on one side of the table is the President of the United States. Opposite him is the prime minister of a small African nation. The discussion centres on the African’s desire to accelerate the arrival of promised military aid in response to a rising coup attempt.

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