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Old 12-13-2015, 09:49 PM
 
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There is no internet censorship in China, says China’s top censor
Lu Wei, chief of the State Internet Information Office, said China does not censor but “manages” internet content in Zhejiang on Wednesday.
And my favorite comment on this news is:

Never trust men who hide their real hair color.

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Old 12-14-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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What's the dude going to say: "yeah, sorry, I do not let the citizens of China look up information on Tibet or Tiananmian, and you get logged if you enter the word 'freedom' too much, and facebook or youtube is dangerous"? He would be out of a job or worse, so they word is MANAGE the internet for the peoples own safety.

It's the "Great Firewall of China", most Chinese don't care because they can easily get around it with a VPN, and it's so random and variable it's a joke - on one trip I found the CityData forum blocked.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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Yup, no Tibet or Tiananman, but now everyone can look up air pollution.

China's Biggest Polluters Face Wrath of Data-Wielding Citizens - Bloomberg Business
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Yup, no Tibet or Tiananman, but now everyone can look up air pollution.

China's Biggest Polluters Face Wrath of Data-Wielding Citizens - Bloomberg Business
No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram, no {put anything you want to}.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:21 AM
 
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No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram, no {put anything you want to}.
I'm not sure if these things are actually good for anyone except for teenage girls who can't stop texting to each other...It's interesting that you find them so important.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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I'm not sure if these things are actually good for anyone except for teenage girls who can't stop texting to each other...It's interesting that you find them so important.
I would say that its more interesting than the Chinese government finds them so important. Important enough to bother censoring.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I can access the English wikipedia articles on Tianenmen or the Tibetan independence movement without a VPN, and have also been able to read articles critical of China on CNN... but then, I won't be able to access a CNN/BBC/HuffPo article about Africa or the Middle East or something.

The CD forums have been blocked a few times, usually after there's a heated debate involving China and a few mysterious posters appear with one or two "CHINA IS GOOD, IT IS AMERICA WHO IS #1 TERRORIST!" posts and then vanish... but then it's back up in a few days.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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I'm not sure if these things are actually good for anyone except for teenage girls who can't stop texting to each other...It's interesting that you find them so important.
I'm not sure if these things should be banned by the government. It's interesting that you don't find individual freedom is important.
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