Posting from China

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by headbang8, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. headbang8

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    I'm in China at the moment, on a business trip. And I'm using the internet at my western-style hotel.

    The government, I understand, blocks websites where uncensored comment can be read--I can't see my blog, or any for example, or consult Wikipedia.

    Yet I can post to my blog. And LPSG works just fine.

    Curious.
     
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    Hey, headbang, don't take any wooden yuans.
     
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    Blogs are a bit too democratic, HB. Knowing a little about the Chinese Government, it doesn't surprise me that they block blogs but balance this with free access to sites like this. When I am in the Middle East, I can't log on here.

    During my last few trips in China a few things have happened to make me think/suspect that my online activity is being monitored.
     
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    Did you bring a Dalai Lama T-shirt?:eek:
     
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    and don't take any metal chopsticks.:wink:
     
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    I recall when I visited the consulate for my visa. As a businessman, I got a visa easily. But I recall that some others in front of me who were journaists were scrutinised much more closely.

    And EVERYONE was sensitive when I tookout my camera. Even in tourist places.
     
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    What city are you in? Bejing, Shanghai, Guangzhou?
     
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    Beijing, Earl. Just back. Safely, you'll be pleased to hear.
     
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    Impossible to find a wooden yuan, since there appear to be no trees left.
     
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    Well, I'd be mighty suspicious if their chopsticks are now made of bone.

    (Shades of Soylent Green!)
     
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    Plastic, alas.
     
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    But rice tastes so much better when eaten with 3-week-old wooden chopsticks.
     
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