The other war against censorship

From Digicha, the blog of Bill Bishop, known on Twitter as niubi

Google’s recent moves in China have captured global attention about censorship and Internet controls in China, eliciting protests from inside and outside China.

But there is a much more entertaining protest about China’s web controls circulating on the Internet–”网瘾战争 War of Internet Addiction”. It is an hour long video, “shot” almost entirely with in-game video from World of Warcraft, satirizing the government’s attempt to “harmonize” China’s Internet with forced installations of “Green Dam Youth Escort” and the travails of Chinese World of Warcraft players over the last several months. It is quite brilliant.

The first part of the video, with English subtitles, is embedded below. You can find links to China-hosted versions of the video without subtitles on Tudou.com on Digicha.

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The video(s), though quite long, are very interesting. Being Chinese while having been raised in America, I can somewhat understand why censorship is important for the Chinese government; however, I believe that for China to completely embrace globalization, they have to get-over these issues. It does after all affect how other countries view them.

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