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China tightens grip on discourse, ideology

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China tightens grip on discourse, ideology

FILE - In this May 8, 2012 photo, a petitioner trying to attract public attention is taken away by policemen outside a hospital where blind activist Chen Guangcheng is kept in Beijing, China. Chinese authorities have shut down or frozen the microblog accounts of several prominent liberal intellectuals and harassed rights lawyers lobbying against unofficial “black jails,” underlining the determination of the country's new leadership to control dissent even as it vows to root out corruption. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

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