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  1. Rod wrote:

    Aidwatch readers in China are asking themselves right now.. what is facebook?

    Posted October 5, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  2. Vivek Nemana wrote:

    The government-sponsored cyberattacks interest me. Is it conceivable that, at some point in the not-so-distant future, governments of countries like Vietnam and China will be waging “cyberwars” against private companies such as Google?

    Posted October 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Kun wrote:

    Although Facebook is banned in China mainland, it doesn’t mean we don’t have social networking websites. Actually, some sites like Renren, Kaixin, which are very similar to Facebook, are extremely popular among young people there.

    Censorship is easy to get around … I login fb daily in China

    Posted October 6, 2010 at 3:54 am | Permalink
  4. Sean wrote:

    I’m not surprised they have their own social networking sites. Regardless like others have said, censorship on the internet is easy to get around with simple use of a proxy.

    Posted October 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  5. Sandro wrote:

    I wonder if in China people need to submit their full names and identity numbers like in Vietnam before they can access their Facebook-like sites.

    Posted October 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

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