Internet Censorship in China

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 25, 2002

Senator Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.), Rep. Christopher Cox (R., Calif.), and Rep. Tom Lantos (D., Calif.) authored this commentary on China’s censorship of their citizen’s access to the Internet. Cox and Lantos, co-sponsors of the Global Internet Freedom bill, want to focus attention on how China is blocking access to a wide range of content sites, which include the New York Times and Washington Post. China has also attempted to block access to search engines Google, Yahoo and AltaVista.
To read about other efforts on behalf of Chinese Web users, in this case by computer techies, see Guerrilla Warfare, Waged With Code.
See also Replacement of Google with Alternative Search Systems in China Documentation and Screen Shots, last updated 9/24/02.

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