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$7,000-a-Month ‘Shameless China’ Blogger Loses All With One Post

  • Web writers walk a fine line between satire and censorship
  • 2013 decree making free expression harder for those in China

At the peak of her WeChat blogging career, Laura Lian was earning about $7,000 a month. Writing satirical articles for more than 220,000 fans, she won backing from an investor and quit her public-relations job.

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