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2010-03-24 09:30:00

China has responded to Google's Monday decision to offer uncensored content to more than 300-million Internet users in the country by instituting their own measures to block search results on hot-button issues such as the pro-democracy movement, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. The search engine giant announced on Monday that they were going to cease filtering content in China and redirect users of their .cn website to their Hong Kong page, where there are no such censorship...

2006-08-19 21:43:41

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese dissidents and rights activists have demanded the release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, warning that his detention will become a focus of their efforts to expand political freedoms and legality. Gao, 42, is a combative human rights lawyers whose causes have included disgruntled private oil investors, labor activists and rural protestors, and members of Falun Gong, the outlawed spiritual group. On Friday, Beijing police announced he had been detained "for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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