China fights a seemingly uphill battle to curb online freedom of speech, requiring authors on 7...

|By:, SA News Editor

China fights a seemingly uphill battle to curb online freedom of speech, requiring authors on 7 websites in southern Guangdong province to register their real names in postings after authorities in Beijing attempted a similar measure last week. Estimates of microblogging sites such as Sina's (SINA) Weibo range as high as 300M and counting, making disgruntled bloggers a powerful voice of dissent.