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China Digital Times is a bilingual "collaborative news website covering China’s social and political transition and its emerging role in the world," according to the site's About page. The site is run by the Counter-Power Lab at the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

, and is edited primarily by faculty and students at the Journalism School, with contributions from volunteer bloggers.

CDT aggregates breaking news, analysis, and commentary about China from the English-language media and translates content and daily recommendations of readings from the Chinese blogosphere. The content is organized into main categories which include: Politics, Economy, Society, Law, Culture, Sci-Tech, World, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Each post is also tagged with more specific keywords. The site includes special sections for book reviews, multimedia features, podcasts, and News Focus topics which include the Environmental Crisis, Human Rights, Information Revolution, Beijing Olympics 2008, and the Great Divide. The website compiles, augments, and distributes its content through the innovative use of Web 2.0
Web 2.0
The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web...

 technologies, such as Weblogs
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, Wiki
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-Mathematics:* Root-sum-square, the square root of the sum of the squares of the elements of a data set* Residual sum of squares in statistics-Technology:* RSS , "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary", a family of web feed formats...

, social bookmarking
Social bookmarking
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, tagging
Tag (metadata)
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, and photo and video sharing.

According to, visitors of China Digital Times site are coming from more than one hundred countries. The China Digital Times website is currently blocked in mainland China.

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