- 2:30 am - Sun, Dec 30, 2012
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China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain “illegal” information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.
The rules signal that the new leadership headed by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will continue muzzling the often scathing, raucous online chatter in a country where the Internet offers a rare opportunity for debate.
The new regulations, announced by the official Xinhua news agency, also require Internet users to register with their real names when signing up with network providers, though, in reality, this already happens.
Chinese authorities and Internet companies such as Sina Corp have long since closely monitored and censored what people say online, but the government has now put measures such as deleting posts into law.”
Service providers are required to instantly stop the transmission of illegal information once it is spotted and take relevant measures, including removing the information and saving records, before reporting to supervisory authorities,” the rules state.
The restrictions follow a series of corruption scandals amongst lower-level officials exposed by Internet users, something the government has said it is trying to encourage.
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Pat yourself on the back, Jinping. You’re a dick.
- 5:22 am - Fri, Mar 2, 2012
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I knew something was fishy when the zipper broke on the bag so I just had to check… Sure enough, my American flag blanket was made in China… Just like the American flag hanging from the front of my house… I really dislike capitalism sometimes.
- 8:46 pm - Mon, Feb 13, 2012
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My pen is Russia and its red ink, China.
The pages of my book, Tunisia, its lines, Syria.
Blame, blood, and guilt all come in crimson.
But so does hope.
A new history will be written
If old guards refuse to stand watch
And leave their mark
On the side of defined civil lines.
I am History; and so too will be tyranny.
- 7:08 pm - Wed, Apr 20, 2011
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So I bought this US Flag off ebay and it said in the comments that it was “made in America”.. Thats the whole reason I bought it! So I get the whole flag set up in front of my house today and as Im about to walk away I see a little tag on one of the ringlettes. MADE IN FUCKING CHINA. FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKK YOU! How sad is it that companies have become so lazy and money hungry that they outsource even the production of our great country’s flag?! Bastards.