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Monday, July 03, 2006

How it all started - and before...

Our name has a highly honourable antecedent when it comes to dissent. The New Culture Forum was the name of China’s first openly pro-democracy website (http://www.xinwenming.net), which was closed down by the authorities in August 2000. Based in Shandong and peopled by veteran dissidents from the 1970s, it fell foul of charges that it was posting ‘reactionary content.’