China, as many of you may know, is one of the few remaining communist governments. It is also know for a rather flegrant disregard for human rights issues. But in recent years the internet has been moving in China and growing very quickly. With the open discussion and, with the proper tools, untraceable accounts many Chinese have been using it to crititise or expose problems in the government. But the government wasn’t going to take it lying down. First they made it so internet cafes could not be set up near schools, so the minds of the young would remain ‘pure’. Now they are blocking sites/blogs from within the country. [news story][slashdot article] This is a sad state of affairs. I pray this ends quickly.