The Great Firewall

Does China really think they can contain the spread of the information virus? Supressing the internet is not an easy task but this is exactly what the Chinese goverment has been doing. The CNET article illustrates the the disillusionment of the population. I have also heard a few other points of view.

1. A lot of hooplah is being made about the chinese firewall in the west. People in China are more focussed on cashing in on the economic rise.

2. The discontentment when it comes to not being able to access sites like flickr are those from the urban middle class, a section very unlikely to take to the streets.

Either way it appears the Chinese Goverment has a sizeable problem in its hands. With economic independence (monetary independence) on the uptick, freedome of expression and speech are bound to come knocking.


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