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2008-08-02 06:00:11

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 2 August [Report by Peter Simpson in Beijing: "Beijing Yields in Part To Pressure Over Internet Use"; headline as provided by source] The mainland government has yielded to mounting international pressure for it to loosen censorship of the internet and lifted restrictions on several banned websites -but the promise of unfettered access has still not been fulfilled.

2008-08-02 03:00:12

To: FOREIGN EDITORS Contact: Tao Wang, Global Internet Freedom Consortium, +1-888- 937-1688, contact@internetfreedom.org WASHINGTON, Aug.

2008-08-01 15:00:25

BEIJING _ China on Friday opened major cracks in its Great Firewall, allowing Internet users in the nation's largest cities rare glimpses at foreign Web sites that censors have blocked for years.

2008-07-29 15:00:38

Despite assurances that censorship of foreign Web sites would be lifted, journalists arriving in Beijing for the Olympics say some sites are still blocked. Politically sensitive Web sites such as two dealing with Tibet and Taiwan were still unreachable in Beijing Tuesday, The Telegraph reported.

2006-08-09 23:15:12

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - A rights group accused Western Internet companies on Thursday of complicity with censorship in China and called on Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. to resist Beijing's demands.

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2006-02-13 15:49:34

America Online on Monday said it has launched a public test of a Chinese-language version of its U.S. Web site to court Chinese Americans, offering features that in some ways are more ambitious than its main U.S. site.

2005-09-08 12:12:21

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Internet giant Yahoo Inc. defended itself on Thursday against accusations that it supplied data to Chinese authorities which led to the imprisonment of a journalist, saying it has to abide local laws. Press watchdogs accused Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd.

2005-09-08 02:01:05

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Internet giant Yahoo Inc. defended itself on Thursday against accusations that it supplied data to Chinese authorities which led to the imprisonment of a journalist, saying it has to abide local laws. Press watchdogs accused Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd.


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