China blocks Internet access to New York Times

Mousey

Ueber Meister Mouse
(Personally, I wish China would confiscate the NYT domain. *wicked grin*)

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(Reuters)
Posted on Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:08AM EST

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, widely criticized for its censorship of the media, this week blocked access to The New York Times, the newspaper said on Saturday.

When computer users in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou tried to connect on Friday to nytimes.com, they received a message that the site was not available, the newspaper said.

There was no access to the site from Beijing late on Saturday without the protection of a virtual private network (VPN).

The State Information Office said it had no information on the case.

The Foreign Ministry said this week that China, which eased its rein on the Internet before and during the Beijing Olympics in August, was within its rights to block websites with content illegal under Chinese law...
 

SteveCut

Senior Member
Mousey wrote:
Personally, I wish China would confiscate the NYT domain. *wicked grin*
Yes, compared to the Kentucky politburo, the Chinese are nauseatingly wishy-washy liberal!

The Foreign Ministry said this week that China,... was within its rights to block websites with content illegal under Chinese law...
What! Only block content! Maybe Kentucky can send some of their boys over to Beijing to show them commies how to properly fu@k with other people's rights & property.
 

bryand

Beach Bum
Ok, now everyone go work on the farm (alla Chairman Mao). China could emerge as a superpower one day if they would avoid mistakes from the past.
 

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