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China: Three prominent bloggers GFWed in the same week

Categories: East Asia, China, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Technology

Following the blocking of veteran Internet essayist He Caitou's (@ [1]hecaitou [2]) two longstanding blogs hecaitou.net and caobian.info on December 25, renowned columnist Lian Yue [3] (@lianyue [4]) had yet another one of his blogs, lianyue.net, blocked on the 29th; late on the evening of December 30, Peking University new media associate professor Hu Yong [5] (@huyong [6]) discovered his independent blog, yong.hu, has also become inaccessible from mainland China.