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Chinese City Wants To Build a Censorship-Free Hub 94

itwbennett writes "The city of Chongqing's proposed Cloud Computing Special Zone would be home to 'a handful of state-of-the-art data centers and is designed to attract investment from multinational companies and boost China's status as a center for cloud computing,' writes the IDG News Service's Michael Kan. The part that's drawing the ire of Chinese Internet users: This censorship-free hub would only be for foreign companies."
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Chinese City Wants To Build a Censorship-Free Hub

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  • by biodata ( 1981610 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @08:10AM (#36621086)
    What's dumb about this? Host your data in China, risk the government spying on you and giving secrets to their friends in industry, risk the government censoring and filtering your access to data arbitrarily, risk your employees being arrested for storing the 'wrong' kinds of data. Or - host your data in the US, ditto. Hosting data in thhe US would be dumb. The third option is just starting to emerge where smart people can see the huge gaping gap in the market - host your data in a country with decent laws. Iceland are making moves in the right direction by setting up the right legal framework for data storage free of government interference.
  • by Joe_Dragon ( 2206452 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @09:32AM (#36621832)

    Just like how china does with Falun Gong and they put in to death / prison camps for being part of Falun Gong.

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