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China’s Green Dam internet filtering system will go ahead, official says

Tania Branigan
London Guardian [1]
Thursday, July 2, 2009

China’s controversial plan to install Green Dam internet filtering software on all computers will go ahead despite being postponement, a government official told state media today.

The official said it was only “a matter of time” until the software was installed.

The remarks – if they fully reflect official policy – will anger internet users, who mounted a vociferous campaign against the policy this week and hoped they had secured a victory against government censorship.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced a delay in the implementation of the programme late on Tuesday, hours before it had been supposed to come into force.

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