Sunday, October 22, 2006

China Eases Ban On Wikipedia

From All Headline News:

"After a nearly yearlong ban, China has eased restrictions on the access to the English-language site of Wikipedia, the reader-edited online encyclopedia. However, the access to the Chinese version of the site remains "spotty," a Chinese-American researcher said in his blog this week.

Andrew Lih, who has worked at Columbia University and Hong Kong University, said that Beijing authorities began opening up access October 10, and that access "is not uniform across the country, and depends on specific municipality and ISP (Internet service provider)."

Citing two Chinese contributors, Wikipedia on its Website confirmed the news but said that Chinese version of the online encyclopedia remains inaccessible."


At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have assumed that Wikipedia would have been a politically free resource for Chinese people. I'm just back from a five week tour of 9 Chinese cities and the use of the internet in China is quite amazing - sites like Wikipedia could be worthwhile sites for many in China and it is a shame that they are being censored.

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Penny Stock Advice said...

A good sign for the people of china. To have more freedom to learn about the outside world.


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