Self-obsessed bloggers give watchdogs little to chew on – Lo Hiu-Wan

From The South China Morning Post, via Asia Pacific Media Network:

The mainland’s internet police are keeping a wary eye on messages posted by its 5 million bloggers, although most of them use cyberspace as a channel to express their desire for individualism, according to a leading network expert from the mainland.

Hu Yong , a China Central Television producer and director of Chinese-language blog portal China Value, told a recent University of Hong Kong seminar that only a minority of the mainland’s bloggers used the channel to vent their anger against society or the government.

“Actually, there are only a few bloggers enthusiastic about political issues,” said Mr Hu, adding that most postings did not seek to undermine the authority of the Communist Party.

Mr Hu said that most bloggers posted sentimental messages, with some trying to attract attention from other bloggers.

August 9, 2005 3:14 PM
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