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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.
In this issue: Party criminal investigations hailed by official outlets, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Chinese bloggers, and Microsoft’s Bing accused of internationalizing Chinese censorship.
In this issue: Liberal media group sells Beijing paper, censors suppress information on Xu Zhiyong trial, Ilham Tohti held incommunicado, and more news.
Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.