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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:00 PM
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Chinese seethe on Web over rare riots in Tibet
Source: Reuters

China's carefully controlled media may have remained largely silent on the unrest in Tibet, but a look at Chinese blogs reveals a vitriolic outpouring of anger and nationalism directed against Tibetans and the West.

China -- which routinely censors its news to avoid stoking popular sentiment -- has less of a stranglehold over what is posted online, and over 200 million enthusiastic Internet users.

On Saturday, a rash of angry blog posts appeared after China confirmed deaths in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, and U.S. actor Richard Gere called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics should the authorities mishandle the protests.

"Westerners think they know all about China, telling us that this, that and the other is bad," wrote one blogger, who listed historical reasons justifying Tibet's inclusion as part of China.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSSHA28...



The Chinese bloggers, sound like freepers.
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MaryCeleste Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:25 PM
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1. Human rights are clearly "different" to China
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:47 PM
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3. Obviously. And I expect Chinese freepers have more freedom of expression ...
... than those who value human rights.
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jaybeat Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:09 PM
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2. Yes, how dare those nasty Tibetans get in the way of our bullets! (nt)
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:16 PM
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4. We'll see how well Bill Gates taught them the way to control and purge their internet soon
nt
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