China and Japan Trade Accusations Over Radar Lock

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned a Chinese vessel’s use of targeting radar against a Japanese destroyer last week, warning that such actions risk sparking conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. From John...

China Allows Access To English Wikipedia

From Reuters: Chinese authorities appeared to have lifted a block on the English-language version of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, but politically sensitive topics such as Tibet and Tiananmen Square are still off limits....

Baidu’s Censored Answer to Wikipedia – Eva Woo

“The Chinese search engine’s Baike online encyclopedia blocks politically sensitive entries; some say it condones plagiarism and copyright abuse.” From The Business Week: Baidu (BIDU) is best known as the leading Internet search engine in China, where it’s far ahead of Silicon Valley’s Google (GOOG). But Baidu, based in Beijing, also provides a number of […]

Chinese-Language Wikipedia Presents Different View of History – Howard W. French

From the International Herald Tribune: In recent weeks, the Chinese government has demonstrated its hostility toward the emergence of a credible source of reference material that escapes its control by frequently blocking access to Wikipedia, whose Chinese version, though still far smaller than its English-language counterpart, is growing by leaps and bounds. But on sensitive […]

Online Encyclopedia Offline in China – Gillian Wong

From AP: China’s easing of a ban on the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia appears to have been short-lived. Users reported Friday that the site was unavailable in several parts of China, barely a week after it suddenly became accessible. It wasn’t immediately clear if user-contributed encyclopedia was unreachable due to technical glitches or because government […]

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