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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.
Freedom House urges the Chinese government to issue visas to Taiwanese reporters so far denied entry, preventing them from covering cross-strait meetings occurring this week in China.
Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.