Friday, January 07, 2005

Blogging Behind China's 'Great Firewall'

Read this curious piece about blogging in China. While the Xinhua article deals specifically with Chinese bloggers’ response to the Tsunami, one can anticipate the profound implications for freedom of expression on the mainland should personal web journals take China's 90 million internet users by storm. Here's an instructive article by Xiao Qiang of the China Internet Project, who states that while China's larger blog hosting companies have become subject to censorship, "smaller companies and individuals do not face the same pressures. Any tech-savvy user can download and install blogging software themselves, bypassing the controls."

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