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That's odd. Don't we have someone on Cprog who lives in china?
I just wonder why they chose google. I wonder if they block others? such as those that disagree with their politics.
>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.
glad i live in the land of freedom.
i'm not altogether suprised.
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".
I think they chose to block the search engines that have search funtions in different languages.
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