Commentary

The Internet, Social Media and Mubarak's Dangerous Game

  • Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00

Events in Cairo are also rattling windows far away from the Middle East. In Washington, D.C., co-authors of the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which would allow a sitting U.S. president to shut down the Internet if it came under attack, called a press conference to insist the legislation was in no way similar to the actions of the Mubarak government.

Social media as a tool for protest

  • Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00

The key for any protest movement is to inspire and motivate individuals to go from the comfort of their homes to the chaos of the streets and face off against the government

How China's Official Media Covers Egyptian Unrest

  • Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00

While throughout the world people have watched media reports detailing the massive anti-government protests in Egypt that began on Jan. 25, in China the media reports have been either minimal or misleading and online discussions have been closed.

The Technology of Counterrevolution

  • Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00

The Web helps reformers, but Egypt's autocrats are using it for their own ends.

Internet freedom cannot wait

  • Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00

In Egypt, the Internet is back on. After a few grueling days in which the government practically severed its nation's connections to the rest of the world, costing millions of dollars, the price became too high, and the switch was flipped.

Chinese Segregation: No Caucasian Mummies Need Apply

  • Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00

The Chinese exhibition “Secrets of the Silk Road” ran without incident in California and Texas.

LEE: Watching Egypt crumble

  • Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:00

Many think the political turmoil in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordon and Yemen is a warning to Beijing that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could be the next authoritarian regime existing on borrowed time.

What China Could Teach Middle East Dictators

  • Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:00

Sometimes the most interesting development in a revolution takes place where you least expect it. In the case of Egypt, that would be China.

Social Media Alone Do Not Instigate Revolutions

  • Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:00

Internet services were reportedly restored in Egypt yesterday after being completely shut down for two days. Egyptian authorities unplugged the last Internet service provider (ISP) still operating Jan. 31 amidst ongoing protests across the country.

When Hu played sumo with Obama

  • Thu, 02/03/2011 - 11:00

The recent Hu-Obama Presidential Summit in Washington was akin to two highly ranked sumo wrestlers circling each other while assessing how to edge the adversary out of the ring. 

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