Back in February, there were some rumors making the rounds that the Chinese gov't was planning to drop
its "Great Firewall" of internet censorship, to make sure that reporters had full access to the internet as necessary. Then, in April, the International Olympic Committee specifically asked
government censors to drop the filters during the Olympics. Even that request seemed sketchy, as the IOC said that leaving the filters in place would "reflect poorly" on China. I would think that having the filters in the first place (and putting them back after the Olympics) would also "reflect poorly" on China, but that's a separate discussion.
However, what really does reflect poorly is the news that China hasn't dropped the filters at all
. Journalists are complaining, but apparently the Chinese censors and the IOC have come to a compromise: China won't censor any Olympics
websites. Unless they mention Tibet or something. In other words, China hasn't really loosened the Great Firewall at all.