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First there was the Berlin Wall. Now there is the Great Firewall of China, not a physical barrier preventing people from leaving, but a virtual one, preventing information harmful to the Communist Party from entering the country.
Far from knocking down the world’s largest system of censorship, China in fact is moving ever more confidently in the opposite direction, strengthening the wall’s legal foundations, closing breaches and reinforcing its control of the Web behind the wall.
Even iTunes and iBooks are banned. Later this year, China is expected to approve a new law on cyber security that would codify, organize and strengthen its control of the Internet.They have tightened the access through virtual private networks, (VPN) that allow people to gain information outside the firewall. But, they have left open a window to allow english communication by overseas company's and the hierarchy of the party. This is what "Total Control" of people is all about. www.washingtonpost.com... 11e5-8bb1-f124a43f84dc_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop_b
What China calls the “Golden Shield” is a giant mechanism of censorship and surveillance that blocks tens of thousands of websites deemed inimical to the Communist Party’s narrative and control, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Instagram.
Honker's is not and will never be full-on China. The mentality of the people are still living/thinking in the English way. Sure leak's will happen, yes, but the overall concept of the firewall is for Control of anything detrimental to China's ideology.
Take a gander at whats going on in Hong Kong