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Zhihu, a Chinese Q&A website, emerges as a platform for political discussion, but the freedom may not last

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
hihu, which began in 2011 as a copycat of Quora, has been largely left alone by censors, in part because it is not a news site, though it has sparked news coverage of issues that were raised by users.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.