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Beijing arrested a college girl called “Stainless Steel Rat” for Internet messages
AFAR
12/11/2002



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[Beijing] Miss Liu Di, a psychology major at Beijing Normal University, is a quiet, shy, and private individual. Now she is widely known in China as the “Stainless Steel Rat” who has posted numerous so-called “reactionary” articles on the Internet, critical of the current politics and society in China. Her articles have a wide audience on the Internet because of her insightful observations and comments.

Police raided her dorm and took her away, along with her belongs. “Now nobody knows where she is,” her family member said. The police authorities in Beijing refused to confirm the arrest, which has brought about discontent from the public, particularly the web surfers in China.

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