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August 22, 2008

It's no secret that the Communist government of China has long gone to great lengths to control its citizens access to information. State run media offers the Party's version of current events and history. But now, huge numbers of Chinese are turning to the Web for their information, at last estimate almost 253 million users — more than any other nation in the world.

And despite an increasingly sophisticated Internet censoring system, known as the Great Firewall of China, some intrepid bloggers have managed to break through and speak their mind. Among the estimated 107 million bloggers, one in particular has stood out as a voice for the voiceless. "Tiger Temple" as Zhang Shihe is known on the Internet, publishes his blog "24 Hours Online" from Beijing, speaking out about the plight of the displaced, the abuse of migrant workers, and the growing environmental problems plaguing the country.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL producer Jessica Wang had a chance to interview Tiger Temple in Beijing.

Watch web-exclusive excerpts from the interview below.

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