All the things you suggest are good and no problem for the government. I
have absolutely no problem with writing about all those good things. But the
focus of the government is going to be on things like that BBS that got shut
down. Should there be no article? A syncopathic article explaining why it
was necessary to shut it down from the government viewpoint? Or an article
from a Neutral point of view?
From: Christopher Mahan <chris_mahan(a)yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:10:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] wikipedia in China
...Wikipedia is a threat to closed
information, particularly that kind of closed information that
governments often dislike: information that undercuts assertions
everything is on track.
Yes, if every other article is about failure of this and breakdown of
that, with Falung and Commies and Free Tibet all over the place, I
would shut it down too.
I want to see articles about increased privatisation, efforts the
government makes in building health, telecom, and transportation
infrastructure. I want to see articles about economic growth in
Shanghai, about schools in remote locations, about the growing
chinese auto assembly and manufacturing capabilities.
These things are happening in China. Not including them in and of
itself is admitting western-bias, which, you are right, the Chinese
authorities don't look kindly upon.
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