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Chinese Internet Is Actually InterNOT

Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, told the international press two weeks ago that, "For the first time, foreign media will be able to report freely and publish their work freely in China. There will be no censorship on the Internet."And the international press was like, "OK,..




Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, told the international press two weeks ago that, "For the first time, foreign media will be able to report freely and publish their work freely in China. There will be no censorship on the Internet."

And the international press was like, "OK, cool. Way to not be jerks about the internet, China. High-five."

But now, logging on at the Olympics press centers, they're all like, "well, what the eff," because despite promise for this totally-unfettered-by-political-bias internet connection, there's not a single goshdarn googleable thing about controversy in Tibet, Taiwanese independence, the violence that ensued after the protests in Tiananmen Square, there's no Amnesty International, no BBC Chinese-language news, no Radio Free Asia, and several Hong Kong newspapers are also missing.

That's a liiiittle fishy.

But certainly China wouldn't lie about obstructing incriminating information from journalists. Maybe all those pages are just down right now. You know, press corps, just click refresh.









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