Parts of this report confirm my first reaction to the Google-China dispute over censorship of the Internet. Part of Google’s anger was fueled by hacking that was tracked to Chinese locations.
China has denied any role in the Google attacks and has said it will punish the hackers if they are found. American experts have said subsequently that the attacks had been traced to computers at a prominent Chinese technical university and a vocational school with ties to the Chinese military.
My own Internet experience in China, including the blocking of every website and blog I have produced here, made me suspicious that locals were responsible for the censorship. There was nothing in anything I produced that was anti-China–quite the opposite I think.
Most of what I produce is meant to be educational, mostly economic related, and I can only justify the censorship by assuming those responsible are simply not educated enough to understand what is being said.
(This post is no doubt going to get the blog blocked again.)
If China is serious about controlling the Internet, they need to bring regional servers under their wing and allow the service to complement the education and flow of information that allow for continued growth in the country.
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