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the great firewall of china

Flickr is the latest casualty of China’s cyber censorship, according to reports from Beijing. Average surfers complain: “I just want to look at some photos! What’s wrong with that?”

Subversive elements quickly posted work-arounds on blogs and in chat rooms. Given the speed with which China’s internet-using population is growing – over 140 million in recent estimates – the Great Firewall of China may prove inexorably ineffectual.

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One Response to “the great firewall of china”

  1. […] society transcends conventional political boundaries (excepting places bounded, like China, by great national firewalls), collective security arrangements based on territorial alliances like NATO are inadequate to […]


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