Beijing Rolling Out Free Wi-Fi, Just Enter Your Phone Number

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Trooper_One

... Dare to say or type in Google: "FREE TIBET"

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MrHasselblad

Yes China does restrict information; just as some four dozen other countries do. Yet even the united states of america also restricts exactly what most united states citizens have access to as well. Ever hear of WikiLeaks? Yet how many americans have access to all of those documents - the same documents that show and prove all types of things against the united states... Issues such as how the united states clearly knew bfore stepping foot in Iraq; that Iraq had literally nothing to do with the events of 9/11.

If you believe that the united states government does not have complete control over it's citizens then perhaps you should hit a library a bit for frequently, view media sources outside of america, or even watch very well documented facts contained in releases such as The Shadow Factory.

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phroderick

It's not just WikiLeaks and the like that are censored in the US.  The DHS "domain seizure" program is a thinly veiled means of restricting US access to web sites, and while the specific types of web sites may differ somewhat, I have trouble seeing how its end effects differ from the internet censorship in China.  Rather than "seizing" domains containing explicit dissent, the DHS censorship seems more focused on shutting out off-shore business competition for significant campaign contributors such as the pharmaceutical industry.  And, as we all know, it's the $$ that puts the boys in power in Washington and keeps them there.

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biggiebob12345

Please troll somewhere else.

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Suijen

I doubt that the Beijing government is starting this massive project just to snare dissenters. The internet that does exist in China, regardless of how controlled it is, is full of criticism of soceity and the government itself. I don't see how giving an outlet for frustration is a means of control. The most likely reason that Beijing's doing this project is the same as for other major cities: to connect its citizens to the global world, and for prestige.

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biggiebob12345

They're making their citizens slaves to their communist regime.  Want internet?  Oh yeah just make sure we can track everything you're doing and can filter whatever threatens our dear leaders.  If their govt. could get away with it, I'm sure they would make it so only businesses had access to the internet.

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d3v

OMG! Can China do no right in your eyes? They roll out free wifi and you criticize them!

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Neufeldt2002

I really don't think that China rolling out free Wi-Fi is an issue here. What he is criticizing them for is the blatant fact that China RESTRICTS information, and what it's citizens can and cannot do. If you post something online that the Chinese Government does not like, you are either in Prison or Executed. While China rolling out free Wi-Fi is a great thing, it is more than likely to be used to further oppress its citizens rather than liberate them.

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d3v

Big deal! Every country on the planet restricts information. America took down wikileaks so many times they had to move to a european CCTLD and hosting provider. But do you see that mentioned in every article about American Internet service providers?

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MastaGuy

I would just give them my neighbors # so nobody could find me.

 

Unless someone used my number

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Keith E. Whisman

When is My Beijing coming to Phoenix Arizona?

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