Censoring Chinese BlogsMicrosoft censors Chinese blogs. Some words and phrases banned:
- human rights
- Taiwan independence
"If you want to deal with the Chinese, you have to deal with their rules," said William Makower, CEO of Panlogic a marketing consultancy with operations in China.Counter-productive to what? Free thought? The free expression of ideas? The freedom of religion? Human rights? No, counter-productive to none of those things. By counter-productive, what he really means is counter-profit.
"It is all very well to have high-minded ideals about how you want the Chinese to behave, but opposing China is going to be counter-productive."
Next I'll be talking about the damn capitalists and sounding like a communist. But then I wouldn't be able to blog this in China now, would I?
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 6/15/2005 11:02:00 am || ||