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Fighting for the right to post

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Some arm of the sour and corrupt Nanny authority has resticted access to Internet bulletin boards (BBS) hosted on servers at Tsinghua University, Peking University and Nanjing University to students and people with university Internet accounts. These BBS were formerly available to the public.

Furthermore, all students who still have access to the BBS will apparently have to register with their real names if they want to continue posting to the BBS. The above-mentioned BBS were previously sources of lively debate about social, economic and cultural issues.

Way to go Nanny!

China Digital News, T-Salon and Asia Media (from scmp.com) are all over the story. The affected BBS are from:

Tsinghua University
Peking University
Nanjing University.

Maomy has published a bunch of photos documenting the student protests against the Nanny's moves on Flickr here (image above taken from Maomy).

In the meantime, state-owned Xinhua News Agency focuses on these important stories:

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UPDATE: Shanghai blogger Isaac Mao writes about Red terrorism, noting that are other nasty Nanny moves afoot (with links to angry bloggers).

UPDATE 2: Xinhua has a report in Chinese on the student protests at Tsinghua, here. The report says that the students gathered, using folded paper birds to "express their grief", but does not explain why the students are grieving. There are images of the paper birds at the Maomy Flickr page mentioned above.

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