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China State TV Broadcasts Chilling Confession of Celebrated Blogger Charles Xue

CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS - Chinese-American businessman and blogger Charles Xue appeared on Chinese state television and discussed the dangers of the Internet.

CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS – Chinese-American businessman and blogger Charles Xue appeared on Chinese state television and discussed the dangers of the Internet.

BEIJINGWilliam Wan writes: Chinese state television on Sunday broadcast a startling video of a famous blogger in handcuffs, renouncing his Web posts and saying how dangerous the Internet would be if left uncontrolled by the government. The 10-minute news report featuring Charles Xue — a Chinese American businessman and one of China’s most popular bloggers — was the latest step in what appears to be a systematic campaign to intimidate online opinion leaders against speaking too freely or critically of the government. Read the rest of this entry »

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