Perhaps the Olympic fever or Lunar New Year has hypnotized Chinese authorities to relax a little about its censorship policies. Yesterday, the Great Firewall of China said it might go easy on BBC and other anti-communist sites.
Today, China backs off on its new online video policy limiting control of video-sharing services to state-owned and state-controlled entities. Now, private firms like YouTube could continue their operations in China.
According to a news article, it turned out even Chinaâ€™s own state-controlled media criticized this policy for it can hinder development in this fast growing sector.
Are these signs of China opening up to the Internet community? Ha! Fat chance. Maybe in my reincarnation all things will be different!
Originally posted on February 6, 2008 @ 9:44 am