China’s Version of Uncensored Internet
China’s definition of ‘freedom’ is epitomised in the two excerpts below, both from New York Times:
“For the first time, foreign media will be able to report freely and publish their work freely in China. There will be no censorship on the Internet,” Mr. Rogge told Agence France-Presse just two weeks ago.
That was two weeks ago. A lot can change in commie land in that period. For a regime that has thrived on misinformation, this was obviously going to be a little too difficult to implement. And as one would expect, the commie philosophy has prevailed. Look what actually is happening:
Since the Olympic Village press center opened Friday, reporters have been unable to access scores of Web pages – among them those that discuss Tibetan issues, Taiwanese independence, the violent crackdown on the protests in Tiananmen Square and the Web sites of Amnesty International, the BBC’s Chinese-language news, Radio Free Asia and several Hong Kong newspapers known for their freewheeling political discourse.
So much for China’s efforts to use the Olympics to display to the world its changed self.
Lyrics for the moment
Calm your asses down the general screams at ease
You practice no justice I convert no peace – El Moro, Outlandish