China begins to allow internet access

August 4, 2008

Following the complaints about censorship of the internet within China and the subsequent visits by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it would appear than the authorities within the Chinese borders have been true to their word and begun to unblock the websites such as BBC China.

There has been a long history of stopping the Chinese people from getting access to the media abroad, but by winning the right to put on the Olympics this year, China must have realised that they would be flooded with media people from all around the world.

The IOC were told that the blocking would stop, but it seems that although the BBC China News site has been unblocked other sites, such Amnesty International and websites which promote the Free Tibet campaign, are still unavailable.

This is a shame really, as China has an opportunity to show that they can change.


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