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Look For Censorship By Chinese ISPs To Continue

During the course of the 17th Communist Party Congress, look for censorship of Chinese access to BlogSpot.Com, and similar web sites, to continue. In Why China shut down 18,401 websites, The Christian Science Monitor, September 2007, reported
The Chinese authorities are in the midst of an unusually harsh crackdown on the Internet, closing tens of thousands of websites that had allowed visitors to post their opinions, according to bloggers and Internet monitors in China.



To remind the citizens that they are being watched, the government has animated characters Jingjing and Chacha performing.


We don't want to get shut down so we shut down anything that could be offensive.
says one Chinese ISP employee.
Our upstream provider [the company that owns the servers] told us verbally there should be no commentary, no blogs, no bulletin board services, because the government is going bananas.

If Chinese bloggers continue to complain of lack of access to their BlogSpot blogs, expect for this problem to continue during the near future.

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