Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Internet censorship in China - the role of technology

Today's FT provides a good read about the technology behind China's ability to censor the internet and to stop over a billion Chinese from reading this blog, who would undoubtedly do so if only it were not censored, thus depriving China of access to my meaningless ramblings.

The result of the censorship:

The result is that the vast majority of China's 162m internet users are unlikely to be exposed to anything the state might consider politically dangerous.

Follow the link for the full article and its excellent analysis.

China learns to click carefully [FT]

Ever since the internet arrived in China in the mid-1990s, many have assumed that it poses an unanswerable threat to the sprawling system of political censorship that helps underpin the ruling Communist party's power.


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