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Censorship in China

Censorship in China

by David Veksler

After attempting to shut down or censor most of its cyber cafe’s, China has launched another effort to shut down cybercafes “because of fears that the Net could corrupt the minds of youngsters….”

“We must take utmost resolutions and make utmost efforts in the clean-up campaign to achieve our anticipated goal, for Internet cafe management has an important bearing on the healthy growing of juveniles.” … As if to prove a point, Xinhuanet cites the tragic case of two youths who were crushed to death by a train when they fell asleep on a railway track after spending 48 hours in a cybercafe. … He cites the case of a 19-year old who, after surfing the next for five to six hours everyday for five years who had come to believe that “invisible pairs of eyes in cyber-space were peeping at
him and examining him all the time”

Of course the real reason China bans uncensored internet access is obvious:

“They have brought great harm to the mental health of teenagers and interfered with the school teaching, which has aroused strong reactions from the public.”

Translated from newspeak, that means “interfered with the indoctrination of communist propaganda, which arouses strong fear within the Communist Party.”

7 Comments

  1. I’ve been trying for several years to promote the use of two-way satellite dishes for
    everyone in the world including internet access from internet cafes in China and other
    countries in Asia. Maybe China are blocking access, I don’t see any Chinese enquiries.
    Best regards, Eric.

  2. What you forget to Mention

    The Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) bans any cooperation in channel operation between local TV and radio stations and foreign companies!

    The regulation stipulates that all local TV and radio stations should not rent their channels to foreign companies and also should not cooperate with foreign companies in running channels.

    Isn’t is wonderful Americans allow CCTV (Communist Operated and funded) television in the US, but in China there are no American television channels at all!

  3. China’s policy of Occupation

    Tibet holds a unique position among the countries of the world. Not only does its territory cover the highest plateau on the planet, but Tibet, alone among all nations, chose to abandon the path of aggression and military technology to pursue instead, the creation of a society devoted to spiritual development and peace.

    The most basic tenet of Buddhism is ahimsa (non-violence); one should help others whenever possible and avoid causing any harm.

    However, China’s policy of occupation and oppression has resulted in no more or less than the destruction of Tibet’s national independence, culture and religion, environment, and the universal human rights of its people. China has broken international laws and routinely violates its own constitution by inflicting this destruction, yet time and again goes without punishment.

    China’s invasion by 40,000 troops in 1949/50 was an act of unprovoked aggression. Since 1950, an estimated 1.2 million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese.

  4. Communist Party Nature accordingly to Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

    “A slave state that uses the false promise of its booming economy to dupe the free world into appeasing its tyranny. As long as the capital from free countries continues to pour into China, China’s already oppressive practices will become more entrenched and the ensuing and ever-expanding militarism will make the likelihood of transition to a peaceful country ever more unlikely.

    China is rapidly building up the economic, military, technological and diplomatic power of its slave system. Under conditions that are tantamount to enslavement by the state, business from capitalist countries are enticed by cheap, obedient labor and cheap land and facilities owned by the state. If China insists on maintaining its one-party dictatorship, if it continues to exploit and suppress its people at home and expand its military threats against its democratic neighbors, then China will retain its current status and we will continue to witness the rise of a militarist hegemony.” – Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

  5. “A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free”

    Clearly, the all-pervading aim of the Chinese regime is not the conversion of the PRC into a pluralistic political system with a free market economy modeled after, and integrated with, Western institutions. Rather, its purpose is to perpetuate the Communist Party’s rule.

    All business issues are related to political issues, and in the end, every important political and social issue has relevance to business!

    Every government that has imposed totalitarian rules told its populace that it was doing so to “uphold freedom” or “improve the security of the homeland” or “root out terrorists and subversives.”  We uphold freedom by exercising it – not by restricting it.

    China, a country where there is no freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom to demonstrate, no freedom of association, and not even the freedoms of expression and religious belief.

    The American economy has become as dependent on import of Chinese products as it has on Saudi oil.
    As with Saudi oil, it only makes sense to see that near exclusive dependence on import of Chinese products (no matter how cheap), is not a healthy habit, and that America should in both cases start looking for alternate sources for such products. And it further makes sense to ensure that such sources should, as far as possible, not originate from, and not financially benefit, countries that are openly or furtively working to undermine democracy and open society.

    When you fail to demonstrate adequate concern for the freedom of others, you embolden and empower those who want to take yours away.

    The governments of Burma, Cuba, Iran, Laos, the Maldives, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Vietnam, among others, are taking active measures to prevent their citizens from freely accessing the Internet and from obtaining international political, religious, and economic news and information.

  6. Hu Jintao – President of China, and Commander of the Military

    Don’t underestimate Hu Jintao’s deeds in his youth. During the start of the Cultural Revolution, he led a group of Red Guards from Tsinghua University to set fire to the British embassy.

    Don’t underestimate Hu Jintao when he was party secretary of the Tibet autonomous region. He gave orders to suppress the so called Tibetan civilian uprisings without seeking instructions from the central government and personally directed the crackdown wearing a helmet.

    President Hu, urged the Chinese people to live by the Ba Rong, Ba Chi (Eight Honours and Eight Disgraces): “Love the country, do it no harm. Serve the people, never betray them. Follow science, discard superstition. Be diligent, not indolent. Be united, make no gains at another’s expense. Be honest, do not sacrifice ethics for profit. Be disciplined and law-abiding, not chaotic and lawless. Live plainly, work hard, do not wallow in luxuries and pleasures.”

    In the early stages of Hu Jintao’s leadership, the communist regime could only continue with the tactics adopted during Jiang Zemin’s time, threatening Taiwan with war.

    On March 14, 2005, under Hu, the regime passed its “Anti-Secession Law” on its Third Session of the Tenth National People’s Congress. The law consists of ten articles, in article 8, it clearly defined, “to resort “non-peaceful means” to handle Taiwan independent issue. The article defines, “In the event that the ‘Taiwan independence’ secessionist forces should act under any name or by any means to cause the fact of Taiwan’s secession from China, or that major incidents entailing Taiwan’s secession from China should occur, or that possibilities for a peaceful reunification should be completely exhausted, the state shall employ non-peaceful means and other necessary measures to protect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

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