25 March 2008

Internetul in China si libertatea de expresie

Un interviu BBC Hardtalk cu Tang Jun (23min, RealPlayer).
This month, China is expected to become the most wired nation on Earth, with six million new internet users every month. But China's government seeks to exert a firm hand over what its citizens can access, with "The Great Firewall of China" restricting access to news and blogging websites and limiting internet search engines. Tang Jun is the President of Shanda Entertainment, an online gaming company that's listed on the Nasdaq exchange. He's also the former head of Microsoft's China operation. Is the internet changing China - or is China changing the internet?
Foarte frustrant interviul. Acest Tang Jun este fie expresia perfecta a unui sclav, fie un mega-ipocrit. De fiecare data cand il intreaba daca cutare lucru este ok, el raspunde ca nu-si pune probleme morale, ci doar respecta legile, iar daca legea zice X atunci X este prin definitie ceea ce e bine! Destul de amuzante remarcile despre "socialism".