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China Digital Times is showcasing two examples that the government’s efforts to tarnish Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and silence his supporters have not been entirely successful. One, the cover of Southern Metropolis Daily,  is a symbol-laden illustration showing empty chairs, cranes and a man trying to halt the cranes’ progress. Click here for a shot of the page and an explanation of its symbolic meaning: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/12/netizens-interpret-empty-chairs-on-the-cover-of-southern-metropolis-daily/

The other example consists of posts on a popular Chinese blogging site and on Twitter that all are titled, “The Lius I admire.” Each brief post appears to follow a formula that congratulates a “person with the surname Liu” for his or her fighting spirit and resistance to injustice.  You can see a description of this endeavor here: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/12/the-lius-i-admire/

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