The Great Firewall of China might loosen up a bit this coming Olympics

beijing olympics The Great Firewall of China might loosen up a bit this coming OlympicsWith 184 days left for the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Chinese authorities might go easy on Internet censorship. MIGHT. That’s short of saying don’t push your luck, folks.

Still, it basically means there’s hope for banned sites such as BBC, human rights and anti-communist groups to set foot on this forbidden online community.

More than 20,000 journalists across the globe are expected to cover this major event. Knowing the Chinese government, there is always a vested interest for this sudden change of heart.

“We are studying this now based on suggestions of some journalists and a study of the experiences of other countries, so during the Olympics there may be some changes. This is one of the ways the Olympics may promote progress in China,” said head of media relations, Wang Hui in a news article.

See what I mean? But don’t get me wrong. China says it might do that but they can’t give any promise yet. Until it’s not in black and white, don’t get your hopes up.

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