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Well, shoe-throwing has arrived in China, aimed squarely at the country's censorship practices.
The Chinese twittersphere is buzzing about a shoe (or possibly an egg, or both) having been thrown at Fang Binxing, the father of the country's Great Firewall that censors the internet. It was during a lecture, and fittingly -- apparently because so many people were tweeting about it -- his name is now banned from microblogs.
Between growing Chinese censorship, and heightened concerns about the Chinese economy, the pessimists and doomsayers are really having a field day.
Update: AP confirms that Chinese police are seeking out the shoe-thrower.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fang-binxing-2011-5#ixzz1MpSkR4zE