ESWN: The Greatest Internet Crime Trial in China

From ESWN:

Here is a photo of a public trial being held at the Middle-level Number 1 People’s Court in the city of Hofei in Anhui province.¬† There are eleven defendants altogether.¬† They are being accused of being part of a criminal enterprise based upon an Internet forum…

So what exactly were they doing that constituted criminal behavior?¬† Well, this should have been easy to guess.¬† As a country, China has the second largest number of Internet users.¬† When Chinese people get on the Internet, most of them are not banging the keyboard to talk about freedom or democracy.¬† Similarly, as a country, the United States has the largest number of Internet users and most Americans do not get on the Internet to talk about the privatization of social security or the appointment of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations.¬† The common thing about the United States and China is that the most popular subject on the Internet is … pornography.

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