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U.S. Pushes China to Explain Extensive Blocking of Internet Services

The United States is pressing China to explain why its "national firewall" extensively block U.S. companies from providing Internet services in the country. "Having a presence on the Internet that is visible in China is increasingly a critical element for service suppliers aiming to reach Chinese consumers and business," Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke said in a letter on Monday to his Chinese counterpart.

Read full story: Reuters

Updates:  UPDATED Oct 20, 2011 11:31 AM PDT
China says Internet censorship meets global norms Boston Globe, Oct.20.2011

Related topics: Censorship, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Web

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