BEIJING — China’s new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online reports about official abuses.
The measures suggest China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, and others who took power in November share their predecessors’ anxiety about the Internet’s potential to spread opposition to one-party rule and their insistence on controlling information despite promises of more economic reforms.
Irfan Chaudhry submits: After the last five days of processions, deaths of common people and continued protests in all of Egypt, it is too early to call the Egypt situation. Some of the key dimensions of the situation are:
[Editor's note: Bitcoin prices are currently at $158] Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009. "No weird fish topping or anything like that," he wrote.
HAMILTON, Ont. — Police in southern Ontario are denying a published report that says other remains have been found in connection with the slaying of a Hamilton, Ont., man.
CBC has reported that in addition to Tim Bosma’s remains, unknown remains were found on a farm belonging to the accused, Dellen Millard.
It cited sources as saying police were working to determine if they are human or animal.
Money Morning submits: By Don MillerSeveral large oil companies are shutting down operations in Egypt as six days of protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime have disrupted the oil and gas industry.
The African Union urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to respond to mass protests with reforms as its leaders met Sunday to tackle the array of crises gripping the continent.More than 20 leaders gathered at the bloc's headquarters in Ethiopia for a summit dominated by the turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia, the political crisis in Ivory Coast and controversy over the designation of Equatorial Guinea's iron-fisted President Teodoro Obiang Nguema as the African Union's new chairman.