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Asia Times Online :: China firewall slams shut

14.4.12

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs: By Martin J Young

HUA HIN, Thailand - The Great Firewall of China came into full force this week when the country was virtually cut off from the rest of the world as the government cracked down on rumors and speculation over the recent scandal involving a top Communist Party leader whose wife is now accused of murdering a British businessman.

The world's largest Internet population, 500 million strong, found itself walled in on Thursday when they could not access any foreign websites outside of China. Web users in Hong Kong were also affected as they could not access Chinese websites - the People's Republic became a digital island for a few hours.


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