Thursday, January 7, 2010
China still has a poor record when it comes to censorship and free speech. Blogging platforms remain blocked so that the common man can't challenge the official views views on Tibet, Taiwan, or the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) in general, and more journalists are imprisoned in China than anywhere else in the world (29 journalists and 50 cyber-dissidents were in jail in 2009 according to Reporters Without Borders). Unfortunately, for us, even our blog is blocked by the government's "great firewall of China" and we won't be able to post anything while we're here over the next few weeks. Facebook is blocked too. How do people survive?!?