China cracks down on bloggers

WASHINTON POST

China broadcasts confession of Chinese-American blogger

Blogger's Forced Confession

Charles Xue makes forced confession

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Sept. 15, 2013

BEIJING — Chinese state television on Sunday broadcast a startling video of a famous blogger in handcuffs, renouncing his Web posts and saying how dangerous the Internet would be if left uncontrolled by the government.

The 10-minute news report featuring Charles Xue — a Chinese American businessman and one of China’s most popular bloggers — was the latest step in what appears to be a systematic campaign to intimidate online opinion leaders against speaking too freely or critically of the government.

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