The great firewall of China, Chinas Censorship Machine


China is proof that the net can be developed and strangled all at once......I tried accessing the BBC News website but to no avail. A government official told me there must be what he called "a technical problem".... So Chinese netizens find themselves surfing in the shadow of the world's most sophisticated censorship machine, which is now more menacing than ever.

There is now an estimated 30,000-strong internet police force which, with the aid of Western-provided technology, is dedicated to monitoring websites and e-mails. BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click Online | The great firewall of China

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 8th January 2006 9:26PM