Twofish's Blog

September 22, 2006

Comments on blog by Mike Boyer

Filed under: china, wikipedia — twofish @ 12:04 pm

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/1690

Actually I’m 90% sure that what Boyer reported was probably not what Li Wufeng meant.  When he made that quote, he was obviously referred to the State Council Information Office and not the Chiense government as a whole.  The heavy lifting is done by the Ministry of Information Infrastructure.

At this point, I tend to get very frustrated that reporters just don’t post the full transcripts of their interviews (since this obviously wasn’t a off-the-record interview).  If they did point the transcript then this would be full of interesting useful details, that would help people like me figure out who to lobby to get wikipedia unblocked in the PRC.

But this is important information.  The important thing about bureaucracies is that they are made up of people.  Once you have a name and a face to someone in a bureaucracy, you can use all sorts of things like google to figure out what is going on.

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