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Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Friday, August 7, 2009

More on the Xu Zhiyong case, with documents

Here's some more information on Xu Zhiyong's detention:

First, a profile of Xu by journalist Susan Jakes.

Second, here's a Twitter feed set up by Gongmeng (Xu's organization) where you can follow developments in the case.

Rebecca MacKinnon has kindly permitted me to reprint the following instructions for accessing Twitter in China:

Twitter is blocked in China. However lots of people in China are still using it via various methods. In addition to using a VPN, proxy server or other circumvention means to access blocked sites, you can access Twitter via sites like iTweet  ( or Journotwit ( or you can use one of many "twitter clients" to access twitter without using your web browser. They include:
Tweetdeck (, Twhirl ( and Twitterific (

Third, here is a copy of the original sanctioning decision from the State Tax Administration: Page 1 | Page 2.

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