NTD is getting word from people in mainland China that the Internet blockade is getting even stronger than ever before. More websites and chat rooms are getting blocked.
Mr. Li is an Internet user in mainland China. He tells NTD that the Chinese Communist Party has closed down a lot of websites recently. Among them the QQ Tengxun software company, which hosts online chat rooms and forums.
[Mr. Li, Mainland China Internet User]: (quote1, male):
“This Internet block is even more serious than what happened during the Olympic Games. During the Beijing Olympic Games, they didn’t close chat rooms The CCP uses the excuse of closing vulgar websites, but it hasn’t even closed those pornographic websites. So this is just an excuse. The CCP’s main aim is to block freedom of speech.”
Mr. Yu is another Internet user in mainland China. He says online postings on his personal website were taken down without reason.
[Mr. Yu, Mainland China Internet User]:(quote2, male):
“I just shared my ideas or expressed my own feelings. I didn’t break the law.”
Bill Xia is the CEO of the American Dongtai website technology company.
[Bill Xia, Dongtai Website Technology Company]:(quote3, male):
“It’s very funny that the CCP uses the regime’s power to attack something ‘vulgar’ with the excuse of violating the law. The CCP says many of the websites that were closed were not registered. This scared a lot of Internet companies so they’re about to check their users to make sure that there isnt any content which the CCP doesn’t like posted on their sites.”
The BBC reports that the Communist Party has around 30-thousand Internet police for monitoring emails alone.