Chinese Internet freedom issue going nowhere

Posted on Friday, February 17 2006 @ 17:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Charles Cooper from CNET published his perspective on the China Internet debate and says it's going nowhere.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials are involved in a delicate campaign to nudge China to establish a more flexible foreign exchange rate policy. Going into this, the Chinese are bound to be irritable because an upcoming U.S. Treasury Department is shortly expected to report that Beijing has been manipulating the Yuan. You think George Bush is going to jeopardize a successful resolution of the negotiations in order to guarantee Internet freedom in China? Besides, this administration gets distracted when the subject turns to cyber-related topics. Just look at the five years' worth of backburner treatment it's given network-security.
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