» 01/16/2010, 00.00
CHINA - UNITED STATES
Beijing dampens Google controversy and censors news on line
For the Chinese government, the clash with the Mountain View giant will not affect trade relations with the United States. Washington announces a formal protest and demands explanations about hacking attacks. China censors the controversy and authorizes only state media reports.
Skype too allies itself with Chinese regime
The company's executive director admitted that its Chinese partner "filters and censors messages passing through the portal". There is a growing list of companies forgoing freedom of expression a "basic Internet philosophy" to keep their place in the Chinese market.
Beijing is blocking many Catholic websites: is this how you fight pornography...
Under the pretext of filtering vulgar content, the authorities are censoring and blocking information sites and forums. Sites that provide information are increasingly under fire. But more than 253 million users look on the internet for what the government does not say.
Beijing and Google negotiate the permanence of the technology giant in China
Chinese Minister for Industry confirms that there are negotiations. The U.S. Company announces it no longer wants to stay in China if its services are subject to strict censorship and protests against attempts to steal confidential information. Beijing denies any attack by hackers.
23/01/2010 CHINA - USA
The heroism of Google and the fear of China
Obama and Hillary Clinton want to end Internet censorship. But China is not willing to loosen its grip on censorship, essential in maintaining the dictatorship of the Communist Party. Relations between the two nations at the risk, while human rights activists applaud.
Local, overseas media to face fines for "untrue" news, says government
Leaking news about social emergencies will be punishable by fines of between 5,000 to 10,000 euros. The clampdown on blogs and internet sites is also increasing. AsiaNews is one of the blocked sites.
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