The View From Here

musings by John The Irishman

Censorship

with 3 comments

Update : No report on China’s official website about murdered American Tourist ( 9 Aug 08 )

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Update : Article on International Herald Tribune ( 2 May 08 ) http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/01/asia/letter.php

Originally posted in March 2008 : I tried to find a Chinese word for censorship, but it doesn’t appear to exist. Censorship exists – but there just isn’t a word for it other than “government”. This should surprise no one since the “People’s Republic”, at the end of the day, is a Communist state. And what do Communists do best ? Control virtually EVERY aspect of of their citzenry’s life. What they read, what they listen to, internet access – even the number of children you can have.

I think we all know what goes on in China – it’s only been happening since the “Republic’s” inception in 1949 (and before). Without going into every violation of human rights that the government is guilty of, I just want to bring up something I noticed on the internet. It should surprise, again, no one.

Tibet has been protesting against Chinese control for quite some time. Recently the Tibetan people, and especially monks in particular, have held large-scale protests that have often led to violence. This week is no different – two people were killed, cars overturned, fires set and people arrested. What was most surprising to me was that ALL the major international news agencies reported on the situation, and it was normally the lead story. After checking 3 or 4 CHINESE news agencies, I could not find a single story on anything related to the Tibetan conflict. Watch your back, Taiwan…

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Written by johntheirishman

Saturday, 9 August, 2008 @ 7:28 at 7:28

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  1. So, where’s your April Fools post?!! Wanted to wish the old man happy b-day one more time… and maybe another serenade

    Pam

    Wednesday, 2 April, 2008 @ 16:49 at 16:49

  2. I decided not to post on what I said ~ I’d sound too cynical, er, more cynical than usual…

    Must.not.let.Pam.sing. Must.remove.eardrums. Go.towards.the.light…

    johntheirishman

    Wednesday, 2 April, 2008 @ 20:13 at 20:13

  3. Dude,
    I’ll have to give a call. The jerky made it over unscathed. It was good. I think I had it eaten within a week. My parents, on the other hand, had sent me jerky that had some sort of white mold growing on it. I tried to eat it anyway… but the next day I got the shits. So that got trashed pretty quick.

    Snakeye

    Saturday, 12 April, 2008 @ 6:47 at 6:47


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