China cracks down on Internet

China cracks down on Internet

There are 46 comments on the The Washington Post story from Mar 31, 2012, titled China cracks down on Internet. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

After weeks of Internet-fueled rumors suggesting fissures in the top leadership ranks, Chinese authorities struck back this weekend, closing 16 Web sites and arresting at least six people in a broad crackdown on the freewheeling world of cyberspace.

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Mar 31, 2012
i suppose it would be too much to hope for that one of those arrested was deng.
sonamkapoor

India

#2 Mar 31, 2012
carey529 wrote:
i suppose it would be too much to hope for that one of those arrested was deng.
sad
bill

Christchurch, New Zealand

#3 Mar 31, 2012
Also on Saturday, the government announced that since mid-February, 1,065 people had been arrested, and 3,177 Web sites shut down, in a sweeping Internet crackdown called “Spring Breeze” that it said was aimed at stopping Internet-based crime such as counterfeiting, smuggling and identify theft.

The government said about 208,000 “harmful” online messages had been deleted, and 70 Internet companies had received “administrative punishment,” including some — it did not say how many — that had been shut down.

Xinhua referred to the crackdown as an effort to “cleanse” cyberspace
bill

Christchurch, New Zealand

#4 Mar 31, 2012
lool,, why dont they just clean up their paid bloggers

“Is better than Dogma”

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#5 Mar 31, 2012
sonamkapoor wrote:
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sad
China Internet Police
Here is an example of the Internet Police on Tianya BBS.

The police say, "Hello everyone, we are the internet police of Haihou, if you need to call the police or need help, plaese click us"
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/336214612...

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Who do the Chinese internet Police look like "
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/336132971...

When one visites a Chinese forum, they are often greeted by two cute icons of a police man and woman, Users are encouraged to click on them to report any contant on the website that the government would find inappropriate. This makes it easy to expose wayward souls who have goneastray from Party doctrine so that government can issue correctiveness measures.
bill

Christchurch, New Zealand

#6 Mar 31, 2012
lool, like animal farm
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#7 Mar 31, 2012
bill wrote:
lool, like animal farm
Is that why you're hiding out in New Zealand to launder money from your Chen Shuibian, Billy? Humping sheep?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#8 Apr 1, 2012
Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Since: Jul 11

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#9 Apr 1, 2012
Ah yes, "modern China."

CCP is dooming China to a North Korea-style vacation.
NOGENOCIDEINTIBE T

Melbourne, Australia

#10 Apr 1, 2012
Tibetans have always dreamed of one day having an opportunity to travel by train in their own province, according to China Daily on May 21.

Although railways have crossed countries for many years, Caidan Zuoma, who lives near Lhasa, has only seen them on her television set.

"I have always wished that one day I would be able to ride the 'floating black bug' and go to Beijing and other wonderful places in China. I imagine it is much better than a long, arduous journey on bumpy roads," she said.

In six years' time, when China finishes building the Qinghai to Tibet railway, Tibetans will be able to experience their dreams in real life.

The construction of the world's highest railway has topped the central government's go-west agenda in transforming the resource-rich but poverty-stricken western regions into prosperous areas.

Tibet is the only administrative region in China which has no railways, and road and air routes are the only connections to the outside world.

The lack of rail transport has become Tibet's Achilles' heel in aiming for an economic boom. Reliance on road and air routes is expensive for tours and raises the costs of doing business, dragging down Tibet's pace of economic growth.

Per capita income in Tibet is only half the national average, and it is one of the least developed regions in China.

Tourists at home and abroad while inspired by Tibet's natural beauty are daunted by the inconvenient commute, experts said.

More than 64 million Chinese people went travelling during the May Day holidays last year, but only 30,000 people toured in Tibet.

"Once the railway is built, travelling costs will be cut and people will have more access to Tibet," said Lobsang Gyaincain, mayor of Lhasa. "I hope construction can be kicked off as soon as possible."

Gawa, a Tibetan businessman in Lhasa, hopes he will be able to ship more local goods to the rest of the country, expanding the market.

Tibet is well known for husbandry products, textiles and arts and crafts featuring Tibetan culture. "The railway will smooth out trade in and out of Tibet," said Gawa.

Lobsang was upbeat about the railway bringing modern concepts and living styles into Tibet.

Tibet perches on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and has never had good connections with the outside world, although gradually the province is seeing mobile phones, the Internet and coffee bars.

Yunzum Gawa, a Tibetan living Buddha, said the railway would not affect religious affairs in Tibet.

"Western countries that have developed science, technology and transport systems still have religious believers," he said.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#11 Apr 1, 2012
CCPgenocideTibet wrote:
Ah yes, "modern China."
CCP is dooming China to a North Korea-style vacation.
That's where you're headed for, when the U.K. government arrests you for Terrorism, after the Dollar Lama dies.

As for China? China is headed for surpassing U.S. as the world's largest economy in 2018, and the world's largest developed country in 2025.

“Is better than Dogma”

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#12 Apr 1, 2012
RayH wrote:
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That's where you're headed for, when the U.K. government arrests you for Terrorism, after the Dollar Lama dies.
As for China? China is headed for surpassing U.S. as the world's largest economy in 2018, and the world's largest developed country in 2025.
DikRedHead

Can you shutup that can help your Red China be better mood and your Hu Jinao will be appreciated
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#13 Apr 2, 2012
Cow Dung wrote:
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DikRedHead
Can you shutup that can help your Red China be better mood and your Hu Jinao will be appreciated
They're all sucking up for a Chinese loan.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#14 Apr 2, 2012
RayH wrote:
<quoted text>
That's where you're headed for, when the U.K. government arrests you for Terrorism, after the Dollar Lama dies.
As for China? China is headed for surpassing U.S. as the world's largest economy in 2018, and the world's largest developed country in 2025.
Wow. Did you just give away your real location?

UK has zero jurisdiction on my ass, homey. But thanks for the freebie.

Since: Jul 11

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#15 Apr 2, 2012
NOGENOCIDEINTIBET wrote:
"I have always wished that one day I would be able to ride the 'floating black bug' and go to Beijing and other wonderful places in China. I imagine it is much better than a long, arduous journey on bumpy roads," she said.
"Floating black bug" is an utterly contrived attempt to imagine a "Tibetanism" that doesn't exist.

No Tibetan says, or has ever said, "floating black bug" to refer to any train.

CCP's arrogant psychobabble knows no limits.

But you know what, keep bringing it on - because the more the CCP spouts, the more ridiculous it proves itself in front of the modern world.
NOGENOCIDEINTIBE T

Melbourne, Australia

#16 Apr 2, 2012
Plans are being mapped by technological departments for 9 key technological projects to be launched in Tibet to push a vigorous growth of local economy in the coming 10 years,according to today's Peopledaily.com .

The focus of projects planned as reported will be on the four areas of agriculture, industry, social and hi-tech development. Nine key technological projects include making most of hi-tech intellectual resources, developing superior crop strains and high-quality stock breeds, developing environment-friendly feature products, technology demonstration, promoting use of new energy technology, updating medical treatment, ecological environment construction, popularizing science and technology and exploiting use of plateau biology resources.

Achievements Made in the Past

Over the past five years Tibet has completed construction of 389 key research projects, of which 9 has won national awards. It has also surmounted lots of technical difficulties in the economical and social development as well as established many hi-tech enterprises.

China Launched Technological Projects in Western Areas

China has launched a series of projects aimed at developing technology in its western areas. Those projects include personnel training, international cooperation, and domestic research programs. China has given priority to high-tech development over the last decade and announced plans to continue with that endeavor.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#17 Apr 2, 2012
NOGENOCIDEINTIBET wrote:
Plans are being mapped by technological departments for 9 key technological projects to be launched in Tibet to push a vigorous growth of local economy in the coming 10 years,according to today's Peopledaily.com .
The focus of projects planned as reported will be on the four areas of agriculture, industry, social and hi-tech development. Nine key technological projects include making most of hi-tech intellectual resources, developing superior crop strains and high-quality stock breeds, developing environment-friendly feature products, technology demonstration, promoting use of new energy technology, updating medical treatment, ecological environment construction, popularizing science and technology and exploiting use of plateau biology resources.
Achievements Made in the Past
Over the past five years Tibet has completed construction of 389 key research projects, of which 9 has won national awards. It has also surmounted lots of technical difficulties in the economical and social development as well as established many hi-tech enterprises.
China Launched Technological Projects in Western Areas
China has launched a series of projects aimed at developing technology in its western areas. Those projects include personnel training, international cooperation, and domestic research programs. China has given priority to high-tech development over the last decade and announced plans to continue with that endeavor.
You said you are Tibetan. Kyerang gi ming la kare re?
NOGENOCIDEINTIBE T

Melbourne, Australia

#18 Apr 2, 2012
Construction on a steam-pressing brick factory costing 23 million yuan to be funded by Jilin Province commenced recently in this capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

To date, construction has started on 26, or more than one third,of the 71 projects to be built in Tibet with assistance from other parts of China, a regional government official said.

The projects were decided according to a decision made at the fourth meeting of the central government in June this year on boosting development in Tibet.

Statistics show that two road projects built in Lhasa have beencompleted. Hunan and Hubei provinces provided 44 million yuan for highway projects in the Shannan Prefecture of Tibet, making up 70 percent of the planned amount. The Ngari Prefecture has signed agreements with Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Hebei and Shaanxi on projects to be built with their aid.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#19 Apr 3, 2012
RayH wrote:
<quoted text>
That's where you're headed for, when the U.K. government arrests you for Terrorism, after the Dollar Lama dies.
As for China? China is headed for surpassing U.S. as the world's largest economy in 2018, and the world's largest developed country in 2025.
Freedom..it`s a human right!
Taga Laga

Fremont, CA

#20 Apr 3, 2012
Why block the internet? They don't trust their own people to speak?

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