Internet censorship in China: wild and crazy!

Is this A problem?

Many Chinese people don't take this as a problem at all. They are college students care only for their future job after graduation; small-buziness owners concentrate themselves on the marketplace; office ladies are busy stealing crops in Happy Farm(Kaixin Nongchang, a famous game among white-collars and students in China); countless of migrant workers in the sweat factory know nothing about censorship of Internet. But it is a problem for some Chinese people who really cares about him/herself and this country

The Situation.

Accouding to, among the top 20 sites in the world, 6 of them are unaccessible in China, including Facebook, Youtube, logger, Twitter, Wordpress and Myspace (part of the subdomain unavailable in China).

The are also mollions of webpages in Chinese are unreachable and many Chinese blog are blocked by GFW. People in China, can only read what the Gov want us to read. The filtering and cennsorship system worked so well that one can't even read a tech blog post about how the Internet worked. The feared that one knows much about the Internet technology may have the abilities to overcome or surpass the GFW. was blocked for a while and some of the subdomain are still in blocking. A bunch of Open source Apps and APIsand anything related to Twitter are blocked here.

People outside China may find life without Twitter and Youtube unbelievable. But here is the truth. Of course we got our version of Twitter and Youtube, but you can't put a word that is politically sensitive on any of the microblogging system here and the all video sharing sites are all copyrighted soures that torrented by God knows who. If you want wacth something original, enjoy the disappointment.

What is on the show?

With Google claiming that it will withdraw it service in China, G-fans in China "mourned" it in front of the Beijing office with bouquets and the Police called that was ILLEGAL.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton's Remarks on Internet Freedom also elicited a strong reaction in China, both Govornmental and Civil. The Govornment condemned the U.S. for using the Google Case politically, and some scholars, as always, stands back the system, criticizing the U.S. Govornment and Secretary of the State Clinton. Ironically though, while the spokeswoman says our Internet was open, you can't find one comment that backs Google belowe any Google-criticizing article in any website in China. I tried few times and the webmaster deleted my comments promptly.

What we are hoping.

With the current situation like this, we got nothing to expect.

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