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Social Media Tests New Chinese Leadership

While the rise of social media has taken the world by storm, one place that has seen growing pains is China. The youth has taken to Sina Weibo quickly, with now over 400M users add counting. The new Chinese government faces a delicate balancing act, having to temper wholesale censorship with the ability to speak freely and the ever constant drive to grow a market-driven economy. As I’ve mentioned before, social media is like a bar of wet soap. The harder you squeeze, the less control you have.

 

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