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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bloggers Call on Kerry to Help Tear Down Great Firewall of China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a question during a discussion with Chinese bloggers in Beijing. Image by: POOL / REUTERS

Chinese bloggers urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to push for greater freedom online in China during a rare meeting in Beijing Saturday, asking for help to "tear down the great Internet firewall".

The US embassy-organised discussion was an opportunity for the top diplomat to hear directly from China's bloggers amid reports that Beijing is stepping up efforts to clamp down on political dissent.

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