Fang Xingdong

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Fang Xingdong (方兴东)
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Fang Xingdong (方兴东)
Free speech crusader and
Chinese web entrepreneur
Born 1969
Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province, China
Nationality Chinese
Known for Founder of Blogchina (now Bokee) and Chinalabs, proponent ("Godfather") of blogging in China, coined "Boke" (Bo Ke) as word for blog

Fang Xingdong (方兴东) is a Chinese web entrepreneur and free-speech activist— founder of (now and (a web research consultancy).[1]


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Ni, Jin (2007-05-23). "BBC: China abandons blog identity plan". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-03-19.

Pan, Phillip P. (2006-02-21). "Bloggers Who Pursue Change Confront Fear And Mistrust". Washington Post. pp. A01. Retrieved 2009-03-19.

Zhao, Shijun; Peng Nie; Weifeng Xu (2006). 时尚中国—网动中国英 (Networks in China - English translation). McGraw-Hill. pp. 37–39. ISBN 9787508509310.