More Chinese Site Blockings

from the block-away dept

It seems that not everyone is concerned when the Chinese government decides to block sites. The latest, is that they’re apparently blocking the Australian ABC News site (which, if I understand it correctly, is one of the major news organizations down under). What’s interesting though, is that the Australian Senate failed to pass a motion asking for the site to be unblocked. The article doesn’t clearly explain the reasons that the motion failed. They do say that the block is in place because Chinese Premier Li Peng is visiting Australia. As the Senator who introduced the motion points out, if the Australian government blocked a website there would be an uproar, but when someone blocks an Australian website, no one seems to care.

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