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Netizen

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 What did a Form Three student put on the internet that led her to being attacked online?

a. vicious remarks about a dog

Tuesday, 1 June, 2010, 12:00am

Netizen investigator breaks new ground, and divides opinion

The internet-led campaign for the release of Deng Yujiao, the Hubei hotel waitress who stabbed to death an official who was molesting her, spawned a new mainland phenomenon - the 'investigative netizen'.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Doubts linger over Net links to officials

Mainland netizens are pessimistic about whether direct communication with officials online can be truly effective - but that is not going to stop them trying.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong officials to try out netizens' plans

In a sign of the growing clout of mainland netizens, the Guangdong government has for the first time agreed to put their suggestions to the test.

At a meeting earlier this week focusing on questions raised by internet users, officials agreed to act on 17 proposals and sent them to the appropriate provincial departments, the Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday.

1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Just 29 and already mayor. The big question is: who is his father?

A 29-year-old official's meteoric rise up the political ladder has made him the latest target for the mainland's 'human-flesh' search engines.

Zhou Senfeng, born in Henan and a masters graduate from Tsinghua University, was named mayor of Yicheng city, Hubei, on Sunday after receiving the unanimous approval of its 221-member People's Congress.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Mischievous netizens seize on official's careless remark

A Communist Party official in Henan found himself uncomfortably in the spotlight after his poorly worded comments to a reporter revealed a little bit more of the government's media strategy than he intended.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Let all views be heard, not suppressed in media

The mainland is no exception to the information revolution wrought by the internet. What sets it apart though is that the internet increasingly fills a gap created by official curbs on what newspapers, radio and television can publish.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Officials criticised for failing to censor Web public opinion

Local governments have come under fire for their failure to understand the power of the internet to stir up protests and have been urged to harness the latest technologies to control public opinion.

The Xinhua-run Outlook Weekly magazine published a detailed report yesterday on the internet's role in creating 'mass incidents'.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Online 'citizen journalist' logs into social issues

Zhou Shuguang, a technician with basic internet skills, has become a public figure in mainland traditional media and among netizens for covering social unrest in the past few years. He tells how he became a well-known 'citizen journalist' by using just simple digital technology.

When and how did you learn your internet skills?

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Netizens could be forced to reveal names

Internet users in Hangzhou city will have to watch what they say online after the city government enacted a law requiring people to reveal their real identities when using chat rooms.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

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