Internet proves powerful tool for Chinese protests

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good article over at the Tibetan Times on how Web technology is playing a key role in political protests and the dissemination of information:

It may be decades before China gets democracy, but for many Chinese, political participation of sorts is only a mouse click away.

In the past few weeks, the Chinese have been anything but silent, faced with what they feel is an onslaught of unfair criticism from the West about their country's policy toward Tibet and the Olympic Games.

Chinese people began by using blog posts and websites to condemn foreign journalists for what they saw as biased coverage of China's crackdown on unrest in Tibet, following riots in the region's capital Lhasa on March 14.
Read more here.