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Brittney Stewart

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When will China be free?

What will it take for China to end its human rights abuses? With the burgeoning youth of China becoming acutely aware of the oppressive nature of their government, how long do you think it will take them to change this, or convince the goverment to change? Will it be a revolution like Tunisia or Libya, if so would the U.S. aid the rebels? Will it happen in the next decade or continue to bubble beneath the surface?

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  • Nov 5 2011: Continued #2

    The only reason some service sites (Facebook, Google etc.) are blocked by Chinese ISPs is because the internet is too powerful, the government MUST help local businesses to survive. Traditional businesses can be effectively protected by things such as Tariff or Quotas, but because internet is so free, without blocking them the Chinese website companies will not stand a chance. In the grand scheme of things, this is almost a necessity to protect Chinese interest, as practically anything on the Internet can be labeled as “Made in the USA”. When the westerners are always distasteful of the goods “Made in China”, Chinese do not want those internet services to essentially KILL Chinese internet industry. The country’s huge base of internet users represents a HUGE profit for the Chinese sites, without the blockage will all flow to the US. (Come on, these sites are the most profitable things these days, how do you think they make money for offering “Free” services?”

    Freedom of Speech Part 3 and final – Freedom of protest
    Are you allowed to do a demonstration INSIDE the White House? What about INSIDE the Wall Street? Even those in the “Occupy” movement don’t dare to do these, why? Will you be allowed to try to burn yourself to death in front of the White House without being arrested by the Secret Service Agents?
    The fact is that demonstrations happens every day in China everywhere, some are for wages, some are for social securities, these are in fact all legal. Three things are illegal however:
    1. Protest in restricted areas, such as Tiananmen Square. In fact Tiananmen Square is NOT a public place, but rather like the front lawn of the White House. Yes you may be allowed in but you are not allowed to protest without being arrested. You are Free to non-violently protest in any other public places, hold a sign, put up a booth, what have you. Police will even help you to control the crowd and direct traffic.

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