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China

1.4 billion people
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In this issue:  New guidelines on freedom of information appeals, Jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti wins U.S. rights award, and search engine censorship on Baidu gets a green light from U.S. judge.

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Last week, the chairman of Bloomberg LP indicated that the company is backing away from its admirable investigative reporting on China’s elite, apparently with the aim of protecting its core financial-data business from political reprisals. This is alarming for many reasons. 

In this issue: Censors bar news of activist Cao Shunli's death, WeChat news accounts shuttered, and Alibaba and Weibo tackle problems ahead of U.S. IPO.

Freedom House's Sarah Cook spoke to Warren Olney on  "To the Point" about the Chinese system of censorship.

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Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.

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Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Director of Advocacy at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House’s advocacy to the U.S. government and collaboration with American human rights groups.

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