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The Chinapol vs Philip Cunningham debate: a clarification

Here's another piece of news from the frontlines of a war that none of ordinary mortals can see: the journalist Philip J. Cunningham vs. the people of Chinapol, the China-focused email community that expelled Cunningham.

The piece that Danwei published with the assumption that it was a response to Cunningham's excommunication was actually his last posting to Chinapol, the article that resulted in his excommunication. He explains, by email:

I don't think most readers are getting the fact that the post I offered for publication was word for word the post that got me booted, not rudeness or other alleged things. It seems it's being read as something I wrote later.

Read the original post if you don't know what this is about: Kicked out of Chinapol.

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