August 27, 2009
The So-So Firewall of China
I’ve read reports like this before: China has set up a massive internet filter inside its borders. A massive internet filter that is remarkable easy to circumvent.
It makes you wonder about the Chinese government’s real objectives:
[…] it is not important for the CCP to make the wall insurmountable, just existent.
Is there—might there be—an ongoing argument inside the Chinese government about the optimum level of internet filtering or censorship in general? That’s what’s so fascinating about stuff like this; the official “thought process” is entirely opaque. (Compare to the U.S., where it is basically public.)
And I’m still on the hunt for more/better journalism about China in general. I’m talking not about “whoah crazy trend in China!” pieces but rather “this is how the Chinese government made this decision” pieces. But maybe those, uh, just don’t exist.