Background on Cao Haibo, the 27-year-old sentenced to 8 years in prison for discussing politics online
Headline article: Young Internet Cafe Employee Sentenced for Organizing Online Forum, Seeing Red in China
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China Institute of International Studies
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Sydney Morning Herald
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Times Higher Education
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China Law Blog
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Seeing Red in China
-- Young Internet Cafe Employee Sentenced for Organizing Online Forum Cao Haibo and his wife, a young couple in their 20s, moved to Kunming to seek opportunities last fall. Also in last fall, Cao founded an online QQ chat group called 振华会 (League of rejuvenating the Chinese nation – his own translation) to discuss ideas of constitutional democracy.
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China Internet Information Center
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China Military Online
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