Censorship in China

Suppress the Internet? Yes, it’s possible. Forbes online reports that the Chinese government is actually censoring online content as well as withholding business news even sometimes from business people staying in hotels there (the Wall Street Journal, for example, doesn’t get delivered until late in the afternoon because the censors have spent time with it).

“Those who continue to publish under their real names on sites hosted in China will either have to avoid political subjects or just relay the Communist Party’s propaganda,” said Reporters Without Borders, which defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world. “This decision will enable those in power to control online news and information much more effectively.”

In this day and age of globalization, we ask? Yes, it’s just another signal that you as a business owner need to conduct strict due diligence when deciding when, with whom and how you will do business in or with China.

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