What does the Bush regime and China have in common?

Well, a lot. But today I’ll just note that they’re both fighting a War on Porn.

ZDNetIndia:

By blocking sites, China says it is eradicating Web-based porn coming from within. It’s the rest of the world that’s the problem.

China routinely blocks access to Internet sites on sensitive subjects such as self-ruled Taiwan, which China regards as its own, and the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations, which were crushed by the military with heavy loss of life.

Regulations also target sites that publish fabricated information and content deemed to harm national security.

“The spread of Web sites that involve pornography has been bought under effective control,” Zhao Shiqiang, vice head of the Ministry of Public Security’s Internet security and supervision bureau, told a news conference.

Police had detained 221 people and shut down almost 600 domestic pornographic Web sites as of the end of November, Zhao said.

I rest easy at night, knowing that it’s easy to tell the difference between the United States and China by looking at their tolerance for free speech activities.

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