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CHINA: Censorship of the internet



LAND OF THE CENSOR: CHINA

A study by Harvard Law School researchers finds that China is the country with the world's most oppressive censorship of what its citizens can view on the Internet. Chinese authorities block access to 19,000 sites, and also delete individual links or Web pages of which they do not approve. Most of the disapproved sites are political in nature. When it comes to blocking pornography, China (at least for now) cedes the first-place prize to Saudi Arabia: China blocks fewer than 15% of sexually explicit Web sites compared to Saudi Arabia's blocking of 86%.
(New York Times, 4 Dec 2002)
http://partners.nytimes.com/2002/12/04/international/asia/04CHIN.html

Ronald Hilton - 12/4/02


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