China shut down 1.3 million websites in 2010

By Emil · 13 replies
Jul 14, 2011
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  1. After a couple of years of tighter and stricter Internet regulation by Chinese officials, including a crackdown on pornographic websites in 2009, the results are in. The Chinese Academy of…

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  2. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    For what it's worth, I read the article about China blocking news about Egypt's revolution on Techspot ... when I was in China. And believe it or not, there are many, many Facebook users in China; the 'firewall' isn't that hard to break.
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    There would be less spam, less "alleged hacking," and less currency farming in MMOs , just to name a couple immediate, somewhat positive results.
  4. I hate that I can't access here in China. I could care less about facebook, and actually it gives me an excuse for not using it. Not being able to watch uTube videos can also be annoying. I can still find plenty of porn ;)
  5. Pfff... get a VPN and you're good to go. Although thinking about it, most of the VPN IPs are probably blocked. I'd still find one though.

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    VPS is the best way!!!
  7. in China, the VPN is expensive to people...some of the guys who wanna surf FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TWITTER and etc will use the FreeGate or other similar softwares.
  8. Yeah... because porn was really China's biggest problem. *sigh*
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,532

    Porn wasn't always as freely available or legal in the US as it is now.

    Larry Flint, the publisher of "Hustler" magazine, argued before the Supreme Court, that porn should be legal on the basis of, "freedom of expression". The argument attached itself to the First Amendment of the constitution. He was successful, and the rest is history. Criminal statues under Title 18 USC, define the boundaries for such materials.

    At one point, pornographic video was required to have, "redeeming social value", or "artistic merit" to be allowed. In other words, the male star had to dress up as a policeman, and come to arrest the "heroine", before it could be marketed. (the "plot", as it were...:rolleyes:)

    Given that "freedom of expression" is a "problem" that Chinese officials wish to squelch, it is understandable that pornography falls under the governmental boot.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Ah, so what they need is more of sexy farmer girl unable to meet her quota goes to beg for mercy from the equally sexy district chief? After which they are both captured, put on a show trial exposing their corruption and shot?
  11. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    Communism at it's best. U go China
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,532

    Not to mention we finally get to see what's under the judges robes. I'm betting not much....;)
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I would think that in regards to casting they would take full advantage of their numerous male population and find enough specimens on the desirable side of the bell curve in order to put on a commendable appearance.
  14. this is scary!

    we should be free, with a free, open internet for any and all to enjoy!

    if you dont like certain material simply opt out! do not shut down ideas and the spread of information please

    freedom, peace & love

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