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01 July 2009 @ 10:28 pm
Party celebrates China web filter delay  

(BEIJING, GOVERNMENT, SOFTWARE, ABOUT, PARTY, COMPUTERS)


By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese web users flooded to a trendy art zone cafe on Wednesday to celebrate a last-minute halt to a rollout of government-sponsored filtering software, and make a stand for freedom of expression in the Communist-run state. Dressed in t-shirts mocking the Green Dam program, about 200 Beijing residents had arrived by mid-morning to eat a traditional Chinese breakfast, denounce censorship and prepare for a day-long party. Originally conceived as part of an Internet boycott to mark the July 1 launch of the filter -- and to give a web-addicted generatio... read more