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China unblocks BBC site access?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2008 14:49 User comments (4)

China unblocks BBC site access? The BBC has reported that its English-language Website seems to be available to Internet users in China after years of it being blocked in the country.
For the time being, the BBC says stories that would normally be blocked can be accessed and that even sensitive subjects such as the protests in Tibet are available. The Chinese-language site however, remains blocked.

The move, which comes amidst growing backlash against the Chinese government for its actions in Tibet and its censoring of news about the country, had to have been government approved or is just a temporary glitch.

Recently, China blocked access to the gigantic video sharing site YouTube after videos of the Tibetan protests surfaced and the government also announced it will be punishing other video sharing sites for similar reasons.

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4 user comments

125.3.2008 17:52

Wow, China really are all over the situation, eh..

225.3.2008 21:03

Quote:
The move, which comes amidst growing backlash against the Chinese government for its actions in Tibet and its censoring of news about the country, had to have been government approved or is just a temporary glitch.


The communist propaganda machine does not make glitches! It may F**K UP, but never a glitch.

325.3.2008 22:24

With the upcoming Olympics, maybe China is trying to play nice to a point since during the Olympic events, they would not be able to control world coverage of the events and/or anything that may happen in the country during the period.

427.3.2008 21:50

China playing nice???? Look at what are they doing in tibet.

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