Tuesday, 3 February 2015

China Sharpens Its Censorship Blade - NYTimes.com

Returning to China from abroad during school vacations increasingly feels like stepping into an alternate universe. Internet tools that my peers across the world use to stay connected are replaced by their heavily monitored Chinese versions, where benign criticisms of the Communist Party can lead to police interrogation or jail time. [link]
I have the same feeling every time I cross back into our "motherland" from our Hong Kong eyre. I usually forget the strength of China's Great Firewall, only recalling it when I try to log into a favourite blog, or check out Twitter. Non ce niente...