Wednesday, February 15, 2006

China's Communist elders fight censorship

There's resistance in China to the government's hard line against free speech. Audio story from Tuesday on NPR was followed in Wednesday's NYTimes with "Beijing censors taken to task in party circles." Meanwhile, Tim Johnson reports in the Knight Ridder newspapers:
Most Chinese Internet users appear . . . nonchalant about the barriers that prevent online research into topics such as democracy, religious freedom, human rights and other sensitive matters.

1 comment:

Miamista said...

Fervent revolutionaries will debate, intimidate, denounce, and even violently attack those who have the opposing ideas. They admit what they hate exists. But uber-capitalist (developing world) technocrats just don't let you have any ideas at all. OR is it just uber capitalists everywhere?