[Wikipedia-l] wikipedia is big in China six was once blockade again
fredbaud at ctelco.net
Thu Sep 23 11:19:33 UTC 2004
Ultimately I don't think there is any way we can or should control the
information in Wikipedia in such a way that it would be acceptable to the
security services of China, nor is there any way China with its unstable
political situation can tolerate the information contained in Wikipedia. I
am especially concerned that Wikipedia offers the temptation to people who
reside on the mainland to speak their mind which can result in crippling
consequences for themselves and their families.
> From: Jiong Sheng <sheng.jiong at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Jiong Sheng <sheng.jiong at gmail.com>, wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
> Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:44:55 +0000
> To: wikipedia-l at wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] wikipedia is big in China six was once blockade
> Shizhao has again made a formal request to the authority for the lift
> of the blockade. Not sure what's the exact reason yet. There are
> possibly two reasons: 1) A user called [[User:Yaohua2000]], who was
> once blocked by zh: for vandalism and was rejected for his apllication
> for admin, yesterday threatened to report Wikipedia to the government
> for spreading information related to Falun Gong and Taiwan
> Independence. We don't know if he acutally did that and it is because
> of his action that resulted in the blockade.
> Another possible cause would be the extensive coverage of the banning
> of another famous BBS board in mainland that was banned recently.
> YTHT, one of the most popular BBS boards in China was banned few weeks
> ago and all other BBS boards were explictly warned not to discuss this
> issue. But of course zh Wikipedia still has an article on this event
> and many former users from YTHT now joined us. This could also have
> exasperated some officials.
> I don't know if this time the ban can still be lifted, but the
> experience tells us that, after the ban in June, we took three months
> to recover. And when we finally reach the same level in June in term
> of daily visits, we are banned again.
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 08:34:38 +0000 (UTC), shizhao <shizhao at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On September 23, the wikipedia is big in China six was once blockade again.
>> [[Zh:user:shizhao]] have already confirmed this news from the cstnet.
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