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12 Jan 2011 20:06


World: Poor Ai Weiwei: China tears down prominent artist’s studio

See this unlucky guy right here? He’s an artist. He once built an art studio. China didn’t like his anti-communist views, so they tore it down. Now he doesn’t have an art studio. source

22 Mar 2010 15:55


Tech, World: Google gets around China, moves searches to Hong Kong

  • We believe this new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from  is a sensible solution to the challenges we’ve faced—it’s entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China.
  • Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond • Regarding the company’s final decision on handling the China problem. There’s a very good chance that China will censor the search engine on the mainland after this, but you can at least say they tried very hard to have it both ways. This is a win for human rights. Unfortunately, it may not be a win that does Chinese citizens a whole lot of good. Is it better to be unable to give uncensored information, or willfully censor by the rules of a country that is willing to make people drive long distances just to check e-mail? source

04 Aug 2009 20:44


Biz: Much like Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett is totally still a pimp

  • $1 billion profit for Berkshire Hathaway from a Chinese car maker source