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Citizens' Groups Step Up In China: Wary Rulers Allow Role in Quake Aid

Date: May 29, 2008
Author: Maureen Fan
QUOTE: Now, however, aided by the proliferation of online bulletin boards, blogs and on-the-ground coordination centers, unregistered grass-roots organizations are essentially functioning as legitimate earthquake-relief NGOs, operating for the first time without having to look over their shoulders and helping to manage a crisis whose death toll could surpass 80,000.

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