[WikiEN-l] Tearing down the Chinese Firewall

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Sun May 14 00:13:29 UTC 2006

On May 13, 2006, at 6:57 AM, Prasad J wrote:

> Actually I believe it was you who brought this up on the mailing list
> Anthony,although I do agree that this is not a matter which is within
> the scope of this list. I must however mention here that you claim the
> Chinese citizens are being *oppressed* by their Governemnt. I,
> personally, also feel the same way, but then let us not forget that
> these policies are put in place by an elected Government-perhaps for
> legitimate reasons- and the said laws are a part of China's internal
> affairs. So for us to pass judgement on this matter would not be
> entirely fair-since we are both citizens of other countries.

The People's Republic of China has never held elections. The Chinese  
government is not elected, it is appointed by the Chinese Communist  

On May 13, 2006, at 11:49 AM, geni wrote:

> Nope. China doesn't exicute minors. It's one of their better points.

Well, not without tanks they don't.

On May 13, 2006, at 10:49 AM, Prasad J wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong but
> didn't the FBI recently admit to tapping phones of citizens without
> legal consent?

That would be the NSA, not the FBI.

Philip L. Welch

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