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Submission + - China Quietly Unblocks Names of Its Leaders (washingtonpost.com)

hackingbear writes: One of the Chinese Web censorship’s central features has long been blocking searches for the names of top leaders to maintain their public images. Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblog service, unblocked searches for the names of many top political leaders in a possible sign of looser controls a month after new senior officials were named to head the ruling party, though a number of other senior leaders are still blocked on Weibo, including Premier Web Jiabao. That (President) Xi might be leading by example on softening Web censorship could be a promising sign for future reforms. It isn’t on a major shift, but it could portend one.
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China Quietly Unblocks Names of Its Leaders

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