Friday, January 23, 2009

China censors Obama's inauguration speech

James Fallows thinks this is a rather lame move on China's part:
I find myself more more incredulous with each passing hour that Chinese media authorities could have thought it as necessary or smart to censor live coverage of an event being watched intently in every other corner of the world: the inaugural address of America's first black president and current champion orator.

I have been trying to think: in what other country might this occur? Burma, perhaps. North Korea, no doubt. Perhaps other tinhorn states. But a real, important, powerful, rich country that in many ways (eg, finance) is America's most important partner? It is almost literally incredible.
He goes on to discuss why they might have done this. It is strange to think how completely different some societies are.


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