Google to be blocked in China?

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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    Google to be blocked in China?


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    Seven years? civix's Avatar
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    That's odd. Don't we have someone on Cprog who lives in china?

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    Yes, a few come to mind... although I can't remember their names. Perhaps search can help me... ahh here's one: http://cboard.cprogramming.com/membe...fo&userid=2694

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    I just wonder why they chose google. I wonder if they block others? such as those that disagree with their politics.

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    >I just wonder why they chose google. I wonder if they block others? such as those that disagree with their politics.

    Yeah - I don't know if the fox news story talks about it, but another one I read talks about all the blocking of the falun gong sites. Google was probably blocked because it's the best search engine out there, and provides redirects, too, IIRC.

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    At least they can still buy computers. Unlike the people of Cuba

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    glad i live in the land of freedom.

    i'm not altogether suprised.

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    Chinese culture is already becoming Westernised, the Internet will make this even more true. I can't see how the Chinese government can expect to control the whole thing...well I can (by beating and jailing people) but I mean "where there's a will there's a way".

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    I think they chose to block the search engines that have search funtions in different languages.
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