China's 60th anniversary celebrations this week are shrouded in mystery and security. No dogs, no kites, no peeking.
Tweets on incident that killed two, injured 14 on Thursday were taken down, and newspapers and blogs were censored.
Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe follows the story of the boss of a human smuggling ring.
It has blocked any references to the investigation even though Hu Haifeng is not a suspect, underscoring the taboo against covering China’s 'princelings.'
As tens of thousands marched in Tehran Wednesday, the government moved to recount ballots and crack down on bloggers and news websites.
The trial of Deng Yujiao, who stabbed an official demanding sex, highlighted the power of the Internet to rally popular support.