Censoring CNN in China

I had my first experience with the CCP blacking out sections of CNN stories that cut too close to home back in 2003, and it was a shock – the screen simply went black until the embarrassing part of the story ended. Will at Imagethief has an excellent post on another variation on this theme; this time the victim is a CNN commercial. I think Imagethief is emerging as the best English language blog in the mainland and I recommend it as the first-stop in your daily browsing.

I was going to write a long post on a great article in today’s NYT Magazine on whether Osama Bin Laden is winning or losing the “war on terror.” Will beat me too it; be sure to read his post, and even more important, check out the massive article. Then come back and tell me the war on terror as carried out by Bush has been a good, productive, successful enterprise.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

Thanks, Richard, I appreciate the kind words. I assure you that my crown will only last until Martyn decides to get his own blog.

September 11, 2005 @ 6:02 pm | Comment

I second Richard’s recomendation. At ImageThief you will find some very newsworthy articles along with thoughtful analysis and large doses of spot-on humor. Take a gander if you haven’t yet.

September 11, 2005 @ 9:15 pm | Comment

ok…another Imagethief accolade. Will has been doing quality work for awhile (I was a lurker until I met him recently), but his posts this week have set a new high water mark for English language blogging in/about China.

September 12, 2005 @ 4:29 am | Comment

I am ever suprised at the willing ness of todays Chinese to understand and know nothing about tiananmen. I asked someone just the otherday in Shanghai if she had seen the picture of the guy in front of the tank. She said she was in 5th grade in 1989 and had no idea about something so long ago.

September 12, 2005 @ 6:22 pm | Comment

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