Google:A Tug of WarAdded: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
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The US secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton said that "Countries that restrict free access to information or violate the basic rights of Internet users risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century." She even mentioned that China and the USA have different views on this matter and that “those differences are to be addressed candidly and consistently" to keep their bilateral ties as well as their cooperative relationship.
She mentioned that China among other countries like Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam has been prone to an increase in threats “to the free flow of information" during the past year.
Obviously Google responded to that statement of Clinton by a welcome on her support for cyber security and Internet Freedom by stating:
"Free expression and security are important issues for governments everywhere, and at Google we are obviously great believers in the value to society of unfettered access to information," the company said. "We're excited about continuing our work with governments, human rights organizations and bloggers to promote free expression and increased access to information in the years ahead."
Clinton also sent a request to all corporations worldwide to stand against internet censorship. She even claimed that American companies that make a principled stand would promote the American brand.
The immediate reaction from China was sour!
While earlier, the vice foreign minister, He Yafei, had tried to dissuade the world about mixing the internet issue with political ties. But now China is warning the US that the harsh criticism by The secretary of state, Clinton, could be real damaging to the bilateral ties of both countries. China denounced Clintons’ statements as false.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu stated that “We urge the U.S. side to respect facts and stop using the so-called freedom of the Internet to make unjustified accusations against China.”
As per the spokesperson the internet in China was very much into an active development and is open. But yet the country would like to have some regulations on the web which would be legal and adhere to the culture as well as national conditions.
Beijing has acknowledged the crucial role of internet to commerce but however is reluctant to offer freedom to the use of pornographic, anti-social or politically subversive content. China is not expected to bow down to the offers of the US on this matter.
The most common sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are permanently blocked, and many foreign news of sensitive content are scrutinized by the Chinese cyber police.
January 23rd, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
|china are so idiot !!! i hate them !!!|
|thanksss for the info SaM !!!|
|posted by (2010-01-23 17:48:07)|
|Thanks for this SaM...|
|Nice post SaM.|
As long as china is a dictatorship there will never be real freedom of speech there. Dictators do not stay in power by allowing their citizens to openly speak out against them.
|thx FOR THE INFO SaM. CHINA WHAT CAN YOU SAY!|
|posted by (2010-01-23 19:43:14)|
|This could have some benefit for us regarding torrent sites, if the information that's shared among the people is considered an act of internet freedom then P2P would fall under such a statement.|
I hope China continues there actions forcing congress to respond with statements & bills passed to reaffirm our rights & freedoms as internet users.
|different titles with same information |
google china google china google china
anyway tanx for the article sam
|Maybe sHe should add Australia to that list, with the new filltering that the Govenment are bringing in here|
|just goes to show you, the world wants to have power. The only way that they can seem to achieve it is through forcing there people to do what they want by controlling them through, information blackouts. Its nothing more than one-sided Brainwashing!|
|very informative and well presented article Sam thanks heaps mate!|
|now chienese are jst being stupid, nice read|
|mate, not chinese are stupid, but the politicians,,,big difference,,thanks for ur article, bro..|
|posted by (2010-01-24 19:16:44)|
|This will hamper their growth......Thanks for the share Sam|
|i got a warning lol i thought it was freedom of speech but anyways all i gotta say is i ve been facing attacks from Chinese locations all the time n these ppl ve taken control over every freedom in china ....its very bad what they trying to do ....i guess this one passes the eyes of the bot :D sorry about the previous outburst but what can i do look at what they trying to do ....||
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