The Chinese Blogosphere Strikes Back

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China's bloggers—33.4 million strong at last count, and growing fast—can be an unforgiving bunch when something displeases them. In recent weeks a Western English teacher in Shanghai whose blog, Chinabounder, described his sexual conquests of Chinese women drew the venom of netizens and prompted a frenzy of nationalist outrage, including castration threats and calls by a Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences professor to find the "foreign hooligan" and "kick him out of China." (Chinabounder is now closed to the public). Other so-called "internet manhunts" have come to the aid of cuckolded husbands (the alleged lothario was forced to drop out of...