Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Web a Weapon in Chinese Cold War

First item of business? Get the press on your side.

Reporters’ Google e-mail hacked in China

International journalists in China said yesterday that their Google e-mail accounts have been hacked in attacks similar to the ones against human rights activists that the search company cited as a reason for considering pulling out of the country.

Related: Giving China the Googley Eye

So what's the REAL PROBLEM?

China to slow lending, watch banks

While China was also hit by the worldwide downturn, it has bounced back faster than economies elsewhere.

Stocks fall as China tries to rein in lending

Yeah, the globalists can't like that, so let's blame them for everything

Study links Asia to smog element in US West

Ozone blowing over from Asia is raising background levels of a major ingredient of smog in the skies over California, Oregon, Washington, and other Western states, according to a new study appearing in today’s edition of the journal Nature. Ozone is harmful to people and plants.

Then you are responsible for Europe's problems, right, AmeriKa?

Keeping the pressure on

"Missing China lawyer has been judged" by Associated Press | January 23, 2010

BEIJING - Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s most daring lawyers, has drawn international attention for the unusual length of his disappearance and for his earlier reports of the torture he said he faced from security forces. In a memoir, he described severe beatings, electric shocks to his genitals, and cigarettes held to his eyes....

Seeing as America does all that, I have no standing to criticize.

Gao has been one of China’s best-known activist lawyers, taking on sensitive cases involving the banned Falun Gong spiritual group and eventually advocating constitutional reform. After he disappeared last year, it was presumed police had taken him into custody. It has never been clear what happened to him after that....

How many people in our secret black sites and floating dungeons, MSM?


Sort of the Zionist AmeriKan MSM's version of Chinese water torture, huh?

Drip, drip, drip.... BUCKET!

"China slams US criticism of Internet controls" by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | January 23, 2010

BEIJING - Beijing issued a stinging response yesterday to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s criticism that it is jamming the free flow of words and ideas on the Internet, accusing the United States of damaging relations between the two countries by imposing its “information imperialism’’ on China.

Hey, we do it to everybody else with the gun. Consider yourselves lucky.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu defended China’s policies regarding the Web, saying the nation’s Internet regulations were in line with Chinese law and did not hamper the cyber activities of the world’s largest online population. His remarks follow those made by the secretary of state, who in a speech Thursday criticized countries engaging in cyberspace censorship, and urged China to investigate computer attacks against Google. “Regarding comments that contradict facts and harm China-US relations, we are firmly opposed,’’ Ma said in a statement posted yesterday on the ministry’s website. “We urge the US side to respect facts and stop using the so-called freedom of the Internet to make unjustified accusations against China.’’

Yeah, we are ALL trying to do THAT!!!

In her speech in Washington, Clinton cited China as among a number of countries where there has been “a spike in threats to the free flow of information’’ over the past year. She also named Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

We call them NEWSPAPERS in AmeriKa!

A state-run newspaper labeled the appeal from Washington as “information imperialism,’’ and Ma maintained that China had “the most active development of the Internet’’ of any country.

Ours might as well be, too, America. We just don't call the Zionist prism such.

Washington, meanwhile, carried its message on Internet freedom directly to Chinese bloggers. The US Embassy in Beijing and consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou hosted Internet-streamed discussions with members of the blogging community yesterday afternoon - the latest example of Washington’s outreach to Chinese bloggers as a way of spreading its message.

Oh, NOW the MSM and government discover bloggers!

The bloggers met with US diplomats from the political, economic, and public affairs sections, who held discussions and answered questions about Clinton’s speech.... Zhou Shuguang, who blogs under the name “Zuola,’’ attended the session in Guangzhou and said Clinton’s speech resonated deeply with Chinese bloggers frustrated by the content controls. “We welcome the US bringing this topic to the table for discussion in a diplomatic way,’’ he said.

Yeah, except there was nothing "diplomatic" about it.

Nothing she does is diplomatic, the loud-mouthed, drunken louse.


"Blackout has some desperate for Web; Chinese region cut off since July" by Cara Anna, Associated Press | January 24, 2010

LIUYUAN, China - The visitors are Internet refugees from China’s western Xinjiang region, whose 20 million people have been without links to the outside world since the government blocked virtually all online access, text messages, and international phone calls after ethnic riots in July. It’s the largest and longest such blackout in the world, observers say....

And I presume USrael will never do such a thing because we are better than the censoring Chinese, right?


Xinjiang now has no e-mail. No blogs. No instant messaging. The government this month promised Internet access would resume “gradually,’’ but it also said the same thing in July and not much has changed. So far, only four restricted websites, half of them state-run media, have returned.

No country has shut down an information infrastructure so widely for so long, said the Open Net Initiative, a Harvard-linked partnership that monitors Internet restrictions around the world. Some former Soviet Union countries have done it during sensitive elections, but “the blackout only lasted for hours or days at most,’’ said Rafal Rohozinski, the group’s principal investigator.

The normal Internet in China is already among the world’s most restricted. “The fact that the Chinese authorities had to resort to shutting down and cutting off the entire infrastructure . . . is indicative of the difficulty they are having in controlling cyberspace,’’ Rohozinski said.

Yeah, that seems to be a PROBLEM for EVERYONE, doesn't it?

Bloggers kind of pooh-poohed on the party, didn't we, MSM?

“You can look at news or movies. That’s it. It’s all one-way,’’ said a 23-year-old from Urumqi....

Don't I know the feeling.

Mobile phone text messanging services have resumed, but users are still limited to no more than 20 texts per day, with no international service. International calls from Xinjiang remain also blocked. Residents can call overseas only from a China Telecom office, where they first have to show their ID. In some places, people wait in line for more than an hour.

We do that a lot here in AmeriKa -- for a lot of different things.

“It’s like it’s back to the ’70s, when we just had radios and a loudspeaker. We just heard whatever [the government] said and we had no choice,’’ said Liu Jun, a Hong Kong resident who grew up in Xinjiang. Since her hometown can’t receive overseas calls, she now must cross the border to the mainland just to telephone her parents.


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"China denies role in Internet attacks; Spokesman goes on offensive" by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | January 26, 2010

BEIJING - China sharply rebuked the United States yesterday, denying involvement in any Internet attacks and defending its online restrictions as lawful after Washington urged Beijing to investigate an attack against Google.

Why is it that I believe them and not my war-mongering paper?

The search engine giant announced on Jan. 12 that it would pull out of China unless the government relaxes its rules on censorship. The ultimatum came after Google said e-mail accounts of human rights activists critical of China had been hacked. Since then, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has criticized the censorship of cyberspace, drawing a strong counterattack from Beijing. The Foreign Ministry on Friday said her remarks damaged bilateral relations, while a Chinese state newspaper said Washington was imposing “information imperialism’’ on China.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology went on the offensive again, saying the country’s antihacking policy is transparent and consistent. “Any accusation that the Chinese government participated in cyberattacks, either in an explicit or indirect way, is groundless and aims to discredit China,’’ an unidentified ministry spokesman said, according to a transcript of an interview with the official Xinhua News Agency posted on the ministry’s website.

And WHO BENEFITS off of that one, 'eh?

The increasingly heated environment is likely to pose challenges to negotiating an arrangement that would suit both Google’s and China’s interests. The company says it remains optimistic it can persuade China’s ruling party to loosen restrictions on free expression on the Internet, so it can keep doing business in the country. However, China’s government has given little indication it’s willing to budge....

Russell Leigh Moses, an analyst of Chinese politics based in Beijing, said:

Hillary Clinton’s speech was seen by many officials here as the United States’ laying down a marker and put matters in a more confrontational mode.’’

Why? Why do we need to be confronting anyone? Isn't our plate full enough with what we have?

In Washington, US State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley said Clinton had put forth a vision that the United States believes is shared around the world....

Well, in at least one other small, Middle Eastern nation.

Internet control is considered a critical matter of state security in China.

Where isn't it?

Related: Cyber Cold War

Oh, was this just another CIA black op then?

Beijing promotes Internet use for commerce, but heavily censors content it deems pornographic, antisocial, or politically subversive and blocks many foreign news and social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, and the popular video-sharing site YouTube.

Oh, you see the MSM-approved vehicles for controlled opposition right there, which is why I have none of them.


And just in case that doesn't get you fighting mad, remember that they are shipping us poisonous products:

BEIJING - The announcement calls into question the effectiveness of a crackdown launched by Chinese officials to improve product safety after a number of scandals, including the contamination of baby formula in 2008 and the recent discovery of the toxic metal cadmium in cheap jewelry.


Yeah, our FDA sure does a bang-up job, huh, 'murka?