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June 14, 2005

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evergreen

You're hot! Nice blog~

I'll be back...

Matt

China's own Constitution explicitly promotes Democracy and Freedom of Speech. So censoring words such as "freedom" and "democracy" is wrong both legally and morally in China. Here are some excerpts from China's constitution -- with a URL to the full constitution provided below:

" Article 35. Freedom of speech, press, assembly

Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration. "

" Article 3. Democracy

The state organs of the People's Republic of China apply the principle of democratic centralism.

The National People's Congress and the local people's congresses at various levels are constituted through democratic elections. They are responsible to the people and subject to their supervision.
"

"Article 5. Constitutional supremacy

...All state organs, the armed forces, all political parties and public organizations and all enterprises and institutions must abide by the Constitution and the law. All acts in violation of the Constitution and the law must be investigated.
"

A copy of China's constitution can be found at: http://www.usconstitution.net/china.html

Sindy

Microsoft Apologists from TechnologyReview.com
Yesterday I blogged about Microsoft's decision to aid and abet the Chinese government in their desire to censor Chinese bloggers. Robert Scoble, a Microsoft employee and prominent blogger, predictably comes to his employer's defense: after writing that...

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