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Monday, October 24

.:: Wikipedia and China

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has been unavailable in several chinese provinces including Shanghai since 18 October. The new has been spread by «Reporters Without Borders» on friday evening. Users trying to access Wikipedia homepage from any PC in China get an error message: it is not a selective censorship of some entries - it is the latest online censorship from Pechino. Paradoxically, this comes at a moment when China is publishing its first white paper entitled “The construction of political democracy in China” on 19 October, published to underline presumed improvings in human rights promoted by Chinese governement.

4 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Magullo said...

Funny, isn't it?
And i was thinking somethin' similar during one of my (small) trip to Duomo in Milan; an interesting exhibition on the next Olimbic games in Beijing.
Really a great country, no doubt about it.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Luca said...

welcome back :)

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger QueenMab said...

sad, more than funny, dear magullo.
A great country with big problems inside.
thanx for visiting me!

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger My Scribbling Retreat said...

China has controlled their people with an iron fist and tyranny for so many generations that I doubt that they'll ever see real democracy! Although we are allowed to hope, aren't we? And democracy is a neccessity in life, if you ask me :-)

 

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