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Q: Stricter Media Blocks?

This is from the NY Times  

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/asia/china-imposes-new-limits-on...

 

 

China Reins in Liberalization of Culture

"On Tuesday, Xinhua, the state news agency, reported that Mr. Zhou was urging authorities “to solve problems regarding social integrity, morality and Internet management” and that he had called for “the early introduction of laws and regulations on the management of the Internet,” among other things."

 

The article also states that they will be requiring microbloggers (qq) to register with their real names, making it riskier to blow the whistle.

 

How does it change things for you, if at all? Will there be any "protests" over this? 

11 years 5 weeks ago in  Arts & Entertainment - Chengdu

 
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Shifu

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I just asked about this with a few locals and was told that previously you did not require your real name for QQ, but very recently a girls brother joined and had to provide his real name.

Interesting times...

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Governor

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i dont think well be seeing any kind of protest. Chinese usualy just bend over and take whaterver daddy government wants to shove up their collective behinds. 

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Does anyone know what they do to make you prove it's your real name? Like what stops me from say Amanda Hugandkiss or whatever in the name slot ?

rich45:

probably make you register using your id card. like they do in internet cafes.

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Shining_brow:

Yeah, your national ID card number - which means foreigner's won't be joining anytime soon...

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Before you judge someone walk a mile in their shoes, that way you're a mile away and you have their shoes!

 
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The whistler-blower types have shown some balls recently. Not even those people will... rage against the machine? There are some Chinese who are getting to realize the idea of free speech, even in the media. 

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Dont you think that freedom of speech is a ridiculous idea itself anyway? It is a way to make ppl believe they have something to say, while the ppl who have money are the ones controlling what you think. What do you mean by realizing the idea of free speech?

nevermind:

If I could physically shit on your post I would. Freedom of speech is the reason western countries have developed the way they have. Sure, they aren't perfect and their are issues, but if it weren't for years of people openly critiquing their governments we'd be in the dark ages still.

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rich45:

hey, looks like we got our very own wu mao!! dont bother trying to explain freedom of speech to Chinese. its a completely foreign concept to them. its like trying to describe a color to a blind man. they just cant get it.

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K.Schmidt:

haha, I am sooo not chinese... if you believe in freedom of speech, you shall live with me expressing my disbelief as well. Thats the beauty- wait uglyness of letting ppl say anything... But no honestly, I am a social scientist working on the problem. And I love how easily ppl get heated even though I was only asking....

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HugAPanda:

I might not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it (-my adaptation of E.B.Hall's famous quote). That is the beauty of free speech. You are entitled to your ideas, and your sharing of those ideas to better your world as you deem fit and necessary, whether it better only your little world, or the world around you. 

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