December 30, 2005 9:41 AM PST

Internet porn: China says it's winning war

By blocking sites, China says it is eradicating Web-based porn coming from within. It's the rest of the world that's the problem.

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Big brother in action
Big brother in action
Sooner or later that regime will collapse. Once their economy cools down and a recession hits the same will happen as in the Soviet Union and then what?

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Posted by SqlserverCode (165 comments )
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Uncle Sam
Will be as prosperous as Uncle Sam...

Be realistic, all the world act the same. just rich people can buy
more freedom but poor Chinese people have less. //shrug
Posted by (23 comments )
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China's not alone
Everyone acts like China is doing something abnormal by blocking websites. For all of you who haven't lived anywhere other than America, a bunch of countries have internet services that block websites. I reside in the United Arab Emirates, where anything that does not coincide with Islamic values is blocked by the sole internet provider - Etisalat. In addition, sites that are pro-Israeli or have any material that does not seem suitable to the normal Arab lifestyle are blocked. Even sites like Skype are blocked, because they give people the ability to call someone without having to pay, and Etisalat is also the sole telephone company.

So stop acting like China is alone here... Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and many places in the Middle East are just like China. Most likely there are many countries outside the USA that censor the internet, and it's not all bad. It prevents the need for parental guidance software and makes the internet a safer and more pleasant place. I will say, however, it did make doing a project on Arial Sharon extremely difficult.
Posted by johnkemnetz (8 comments )
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Communism doesn't work
It's only a matter of time...
Posted by microsoft slayer (174 comments )
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The United States government isn't all that innocent
The same will happen in the United States, and than what? I'll tell you what! The United Nations will be the only superpower left, and we'll all be sorry!
Posted by casper2004 (267 comments )
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I thought winning the war on pornography meant that...
...free, high-quality porn was available to everyone. That would be winning the war in my book.

If you make porn illegla, only illegals will have porn. Or something like that.
Posted by CravenMoorehead2 (1 comment )
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If they're are lucky..
It will be as big of a success as the war on drugs is here in the USA. Oh, wait...
Posted by Bob Brinkman (556 comments )
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I shudder to think what will be next.
All these little wars is a joke. Here we have a war on drugs, a war on terror, a war on obesity, and a war on pornography.
Posted by casper2004 (267 comments )
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The Quote
I think the quote is something like, "If porn was illegal, then only criminals would have porn" or something to that respect.

I always thought that the web should be split up in domains based on their content, so if you're looking for porn, go to a .xxx domain. If you're looking for games, go to a .gam domain. If you want to go shopping, .shop or .shp or .$$$

You get the idea...
Posted by thedreaming (573 comments )
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They are definately winning the war on fun...
and naked people.
Posted by Thirdape (4 comments )
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China Oppresses its People
Maybe they should concentrate their resources on preventing SARS and the bird flu.
Posted by microsoft slayer (174 comments )
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Mao would not be pleased
The last 25 years of the life of Mao Tse Tung were spent having sex with a revolving cast of young nubile communism party girls in a mobile harem car of his private narrow gauge luxury train as in circumnavigated the territory of mainland China. Why bother to surf the net for porn when hot random chicks sharing your political views have sex with you in your private train suite ? One can only surmise that the current leaders of China are set up in situations based of Mao's fabulously decadent example.
Posted by tarky7 (6 comments )
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you should learn more about history then talk
were you there to know this or the one who told u this had being
there? a liar would be punished by God of believe. :)

be realistic, Mao died at age of 83. Last 25 years means 58-83.
99.99% human male can not do physical sex intercourse in most
time of this period.

Also, Mao is famous for his humble life (in contrary to your word
"decadent") and hard working. No matter what he had done, as
you can never sue Saddam Hussein for eating pork, you can
never blame Mao for decadent.
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Jealous Rage
I'm sure Bush is looking at the great 'control' that the chinese
government in a nice Jealous Rage. Bush's Patriot Act and NSL's
have nothing compared to the ol' Communist Gov't.

Sucker.
Posted by JLutes (13 comments )
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Another stupid comment....
.... by someone who is far more angry than intelligent. One
question might be "who is he REALLY angry at???". He might even
know.....
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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It's called freedom of expression
I guess china doesn't have the human nor civil rights.
Posted by microsoft slayer (174 comments )
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wow
looks like someone is catching on
Posted by gesslar (21 comments )
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Fight oppressions
It's sad to live in an oppressed society.
Posted by microsoft slayer (174 comments )
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Well said - please read
Both wars are unconstitutional, immoral and cripple the liberal ideals on which free states are based upon.

The prestigious Economist said it best:
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Posted by booboo1243 (328 comments )
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Oops
This is a reply to the message titled "If they're are lucky.."
Posted by booboo1243 (328 comments )
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China says it's winning war
If China wants to delude itself into believing this, I say let them.
Seems all governments are a lot alike. They believe they can
control the internet. People will always find a way around to get at
the information they want.
Posted by protagonistic (1868 comments )
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As usual....
... saying it doesn't make it so. The Chinese government may be far
less in control than even they privately realize.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Let the Gov't do all I guess
This is good that their stopping some of these problems, but where is the citzen's right? Any government should not be able to tell you what you can look at and what not to see. Everyone should have a choice even if the choice is wrong. I think that is called freedom! If your government starts one thing, who says they won't take something else way later? It's just a matter of time until society all over reacts to the way of the unjust rule (or so called Big Brother).
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and thus the line in the Decleration
that states:
" That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security -- "
Posted by techguy83 (295 comments )
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The New World Order
Bush wants a prison planet. It's one where you have rights when he decides.
Posted by casper2004 (267 comments )
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Another Setback and Isolation of Society
Why China never learn from its history? Confucianism had caused China's society progress halted for 500years. Another history in the making?
Posted by wan_hart (9 comments )
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Go Figure!
Remember when Rudolph Guilliani kicked the porn out of New York? Well, it appears that he won, and that party was there, way before he ever came along.
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