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June 12, 2009



A lot of the Western response to Green Dam has exhibited profound cultural biases about freedom, access, etc. Many Western commentators can't seem to understand why a government would be interested in protecting teeagers from the easily accesible and ubiquitous pornography available via Google and other Western search tools. Frankly, some of the commentary on Green Dam is very condenscending and is the product of people who have spent precious little time in China or really understanding Chinese culture. How dare those terrible Chinese try to protect their children from vulgarity, how dare they....yes, how dare Westerners assume that their values are universal....

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