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Shanghaiist is Back: Releases Statement, Crowdfunding To Launch

Popular news site to build a new platform from the ground up

 

Early this morning, Shanghaiist released a statement addressing the abrupt shut down of their website on November 3, announcing their plans to continue on and to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

 

The statement clarifies that Shanghaiist is an independent entity and was not involved in the union vote that led to the owner of DNAinfo to shut down the network. It continues to say that the news site will be building a new platform from the ground up, and to migrate 12 years of content.

 

It ends with an appeal to their readers, announcing that they will be launching a crowdfunding campaign, where they “can be completely free from corporate interests and commercial pressures.”

 

Read the full statement on WeChat here. The statement was also published on their website, which requires a VPN to access.

 

The popular news site managed to regain visibility the day after, on November 4, but without their usual posting schedule.

 

It was only a matter of time before Shanghaiist revived itself, and we’re glad to see them back up on their feet. 

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Rachel Gouk
Rachel Gouk is the Managing Editor at City Weekend Shanghai. She's a ball-buster, but manages to charm her way back into people's good graces. Likes food, cooking, photography and heavy metal.

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