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Are Chinese Internet Bars Coming Back From the Dead?

The state's finally gotten out of their way, perhaps too late.

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A ‘System Bitch’ Dissents

A debate on Hong Kong suffrage prompted a sharp-tongued columnist for a small Communist Party newspaper in central China to unleash a pro-democracy rant on ...

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Observation from Harris’s ‘@WAR': Just b/c it’s secret doesn’t mean it’s true

Interesting quote from a book I read over the summer, titled @WAR: The Rise of the Military Internet Complex: "There's a presumption that if something ...


The Big Counterterrorism Counterfactual

The head of the British electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, created a minor flap last week in an article he wrote for the Financial ...


Global Internet Gumshoes Say They Broke the Super-Privacy Tool Tor

When setting up a global drug market online, here's a piece of advice: Don't use your personal and publicly available email address to control the ...

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‘Be in Love With Them, but Don’t Marry Them’

Before Alibaba settled in Hangzhou 15 years ago, the city of 8 million people in eastern China was best known for its silk, its scenic ...


Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

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What China’s Reading: ‘Broken Dreams, USA’

  Zhou Xiaoping, a 33-year-old, selfie-snapping blogger, has quickly become the new face of Chinese patriotism -- or, some would say, nationalism. On Oct. 15, ...

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The Newest ‘Foreign Force’ in Hong Kong: Kenny G

  This article has been updated. As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong extend into their fourth week with no resolution in sight, pro-Beijing voices have ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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