From: Stan Shebs <shebs(a)apple.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:59:22 -0700
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] wikipedia in China
Christopher Mahan wrote:
--- Fred Bauder <fredbaud(a)ctelco.net> wrote:
All the things you suggest are good and no
problem for the
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
down. Should there be no article? A syncopathic article explaining
was necessary to shut it down from the government viewpoint? Or an
from a Neutral point of view?
No article at all.
It is truly insignificant, if you think about it.
When there are 350,000 articles in Chinese about Chinese history,
politics, culture and religions, then, a small blurb about efforts by
the central govt to curb radicalism that impacted a small number of
computer users (anything less than 10 million is small in china.)
would be called for.
Let's not focus on the twisted twig while standing in a large forest.
And ditto for the Tiananmen square articles, since only a couple thousand
people died, after all - hardly any at all, percentagewise!
While we're at it, I think there are a bunch of other governments
who would like us to remove certain articles. We could surpass
"neutral point of view" by being "completely neutered"...
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