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China just made all VoIP services on networks besides the state-run China Telecom and China Unicom illegal, effectively banning the use of Skype and other popular VoIP services in the country.

Though the details on the proclamation are still hazy, the People's Daily reports that China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology deemed all VoIP services besides those offered by the state-run China Telecom and China Unicom illegal on the Chinese mainland.
http://gizmodo.com/5721434/china-dee...d-voip-illegal
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and the shroud closes even more
    
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The closing of skype is probably related more to business corruption and monopoly that it is to encroaching on control of Chinese citizens. Skype is known for reducing encryption where it is not legal (eg Germany).

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Why are we trading partners with these clowns?
As above, because their labour is cheaper than that of illegal immigrants in the US... China's government is extremely corrupt and fabricates economic data in order to manipulate its exports market and image in the country's favour. A moderate percentage of the population works as industrial slaves in factories, similar to the labour that existed in industrialized Britain/Europe in the 1800s -- 12-14 hour work day, 365 days a year starting from ages as young as 5-6 sometimes. Government manipulation has crushed any chances of these workers organizing, striking and forming unions.

The government crackdowns on privacy and free speech in China are mostly related to China trying to maintain its extensively rich oligarchy at the expense of its people... It's very similar to other industrialized Western nations from the 19th century right now
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The closing of skype is probably related more to business corruption and monopoly that it is to encroaching on control of Chinese citizens. Skype is known for reducing encryption where it is not legal (eg Germany).
Oh I don't believe that for one minute. Is "business corruption and monopoly" the reason they ban Facebook too? Come on...
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Meh, somehow, I don't care. What happens in China is impossible to influence by external pressure.
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China sucks. Yeah I hate the place where my parents came from. Luckily I was born in the United States! I feel so racist towards my own kind but they do have some good things (candy, food, etc.).
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So i wrote a good answer and my message is simply gone?

I wrote how the reason we traded with them was because of cheap labor (0.13$/hour), corporations externalizing for profit, and went into detail in a few lines.

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As above, because their labour is cheaper than that of illegal immigrants in the US...
Censorship? No warning, No Nothing? Come on, explain this mods.
Edited by ilam3d - 12/30/10 at 12:12pm
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So i wrote a good answer and my message is simply gone?

I wrote how the reason we traded with them was because of cheap labor (0.13$/hour), corporations externalizing for profit, and went into detail in a few lines.



Censorship? No warning, No Nothing? Come on, explain this mods.
Completely off topic. If it stays off topic I WILL lock this; no other warning will be given.
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Completely off topic. If it stays off topic I WILL lock this; no other warning will be given.
Now, that's a warning + explanation. All i wanted.
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