Bingfeng meets the censors

And he doesn’t like them. Welcome to the club!

The Discussion: 12 Comments

Priceless. You know, eventually, all this blocking is going to do is develop a new generation of code-speakers and hackers. I wonder if China really wants a home-grown Samizdat.

Now, all the worst censoring regimes of the world are sponsoring a movement to have the UN (their little dictator’s club, in other words) take over the internet. I can hardly wait.

December 5, 2005 @ 3:47 am | Comment

I’m curious what the magic word was that got Bing Feng X-rated.

Seems like he tried to rewrite a lot.

By the way, we don’t have a censor on this side of the Strait

December 5, 2005 @ 6:51 am | Comment

i don’t know. i think i have revised all possible sensitive words.

you have “tyranny of the majority” in taiwan. do you know case that a bookstore selling mainland books was burned in taiwan?

December 5, 2005 @ 6:37 pm | Comment

my heart bleeds.

Now maybe he will stop accusing us of being foreign agetators everytime we talk about Chinese censorship.

December 6, 2005 @ 1:45 am | Comment

“all the worst censoring regimes of the world are sponsoring a movement to have the UN (their little dictator’s club, in other words) take over the internet. I can hardly wait.”

Okaaaay, you’d rather have the US controlling it.

As far as I’m concerned, no one nation should have this much control over the web. After all, the US isn’t exactly an objective arbitrator now is it.

As I recall the US censors the web too. For example, soldiers in Iraq have their web conection annied to prevent the from reading stories that might ‘lower their moral’.

December 6, 2005 @ 1:47 am | Comment

Sam, I can’t even publish comments on your blog if I use my blog address. It gives the following remark:

“Cannot post comment, please correct these errors:

Supplied URL is invalid: URL not allowed”

Damn.

December 6, 2005 @ 1:50 am | Comment

Bingfeng, I don’t know of any book store being burned for selling mainland books–are you talking a blue or green neighborhood, our majority keeps changing.

That sounds like one of those, “see someone did something attrocious in Taiwan so their system must be as evil/repressive etc. as ours” stories. Therefore we should be thankful for our system. etc. etc.

I could go anywhere around Taida and get all the mainland books I want.

Having said that, I still do remember how under our “tyranny of the minority” days, every mention of Mao and Communism in every encyclopedia in every library was blacked out. (any books never made it there) I think the guy that went through all those encyclopedias with his black marker is now Lien’s travel agent for trips to the Mainland.

December 6, 2005 @ 2:39 am | Comment

you have “tyranny of the majority” in taiwan. do you know case that a bookstore selling mainland books was burned in taiwan?
“But look over there, another country is worse!”

Ah, the old favorite tactic of mainland debaters.

Bingfeng, you didn’t disappoint me! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 7, 2005 @ 1:13 am | Comment

I had a hard time with posting at Bingfeng’s too. I thought he was erasing and sometimes rejecting my comments, but it was the government after all.

December 7, 2005 @ 5:38 am | Comment

Complaint of a Japanese reader

Complaint of a Japanese reader

December 8, 2005 @ 5:32 am | Comment

Okaaaay, you’d rather have the US controlling it.

As far as I’m concerned, no one nation should have this much control over the web. After all, the US isn’t exactly an objective arbitrator now is it.

As I recall the US censors the web too. For example, soldiers in Iraq have their web conection annied to prevent the from reading stories that might ‘lower their moral’.

I would absolutely want the US to excercise as much authority as they can to protect the internet. That silly example that you quote of soldiers having their internet connection filtered does not in any way describe the US internet history WRT its citizens. Soldiers simply do not have the same rights as citizens. No matter what you think of the US, no other nation protects rights as the US does.

December 8, 2005 @ 9:22 am | Comment

Complaint of a Japanese reader

Complaint of a Japanese reader

December 8, 2005 @ 10:04 pm | Comment

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