germ, glad to hear you. I do not deny that China censors the Internet. One major content filtered is sex and adult related stuff. I am for such
filtering. Other filtering are propaganda from evil cults and others. If you can read Chinese, you can go to sina.com.cn, china.com, Xinhua news etc.
You can see that foreign news are reported objectively.
You fail to mention that the Chinese government filters out any internet news coming out of America. For a more accurate assesment of the censorship
of the Communist government of the internet please read this site:
a short quote from there will motivate you to read the whole thing:
"Although blocking foreign sites has received much attention in the West, this is actually only part of the Chinese effort to censor the Internet.
Much more effective is the ability to censor content providers within China, as the government can physically seize the Web site and the operators.
Although the government does not have the physical resources to monitor all Internet chat rooms and forums, the threat of being shut down has caused
internet content providers to have internal staff, who are colloquially known as "big mamas" who stop and remove forum comments which may be
However, Internet content providers have adopted some counterstrategies. One is to go forth posting political sensitive stories and removing them only
when the government complains. In the hours or days in which the story is available online, people read it, and by the time the story is taken down,
the information is already in the public. One notable case in which this occurred was in response to a school explosion in 2001, when local officials
tried to suppress the fact the explosion resulted from children illegally producing fireworks. By the time local officials forced the story to be
removed from the Internet, news was disseminated widely."
Actually Chinese people get more accurate news than American people
This is highly improbable. Besides the fact that democracy is built on the ideal of Free Speech, something that will never exist while Communism
governs China, American's can get their news from anyone they want. If they want to read a European newspaper, they can. If they want to read the
Asian news online such as you suggested, they can do that also. IN CHINA HOWEVER, you aren't allowed the viewing of Western news.
How is it then, that you can claim China's news as being more accurate? At least we in the West are able to read different sources, Chinese or
American, and decide for ourselves.
[edit on 11-7-2004 by germ]