Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 20:42 UTC
Google It's been quiet about the Google-China dispute for a while now, but today, the silence was broken by China's minister of Industry and Information Technology, Li Yizhong, who stated that Google must either obey Chinese law or "pay the consequences", leaving no room for a compromise. With more and more western countries building their own internet filters and internet monitoring schemes, it becomes ever harder to make a strong fist against China.
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RE[8]: Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Vanger"
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Your new Prime Minister is Azarov, yes? born in Kaluga.
Ah, you're about him.
Emm, so what? I don't think place of birth is of some importance here.

All I can do is try is make them think about the absurdities and lies they tell others. Then they can have a good think about what they really want to do with their country.
Oh, we have similar goals here.
Only I'm trying to tell you about your possibly well-intended absurdities.

I bet you they don't think being ruled by a corrupt elite is a good idea and maybe hiding the information of the corruption isn't such a good idea only.
You see, elite is always corrupted. In any country.
Chinese elite develops their country, not devours it. It is good enough for me.

perhaps it is not always good to let others make decisions for you
Anarchy does not work well.
Self-surgeoning does not work well too.
I think that each and every citizen awareness of the state goals and needs is too far-fetched to pursue it at the moment.

and your insinuation that the Decadent Imperious West is telling you (and China) what to do
Emm, what?
It bothers me when something is declared by democratic forces(tm) as democratic and therefore good and everything that opposes it as undemocratic and therefore bad and with no right to exist - but I don't get it personal - people are just making their business that way.

I am asking for valid arguments as to why censorship should be retained in China
Because Chinese government was fscking scared by USSR collapse and prefers tight control. This reason would look reasonable for me if I were on their place.
Its their place, they are legitimate there and they do make the laws, that's kinda all.

what you are doing for the average Xiao
I don't care.
I thought you do.

apart from defending censorship
I'm not defending it.
It looks like we all will be in the same censorship boat, so whole argument looks to me like blind is teaching the cripple, where should he go.

and sniping at those who might suggest that no good reasons for the high level of censorship in China have yet been presented?
Emm, who are you?
Concerned Women of America?

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