Thursday, April 03, 2008

Learning to love the Great Firewall

I was catching up on a backlog of news yesterday on my Blackberry and came across this odd piece on China Venture News. It quotes a new survey which says, "Many Americans assume that China's internet users are unhappy about their government's control of the internet, but a new survey finds most Chinese say they approve of internet regulation, especially by the government".

This seems to launch us into the beyond the looking glass world of Donald Rumsfeld's known and unknown unknowns. If you don't know what you're missing, why would you mind?

1 comment:

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