Two steps forward, a dozen steps back

John Pasden is an American who lives in Shanghai and keeps an occasionally updated blog. He also maintains the best list of China-related blogs in English (links below).

John has posted a translation of the censorious registration process you have to complete if you want to get access to, a site that hosts reader-contributed Flash animations

John Pasden's translation is here; his list of China blogs is here.

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