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All Yahoo!'s Fault?

The Western media are condemning Yahoo! again for handing over the personal account information of Li Zhi to the Chinese government. Li Zhi was sentenced to 8 years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’. In September 2005, Yahoo was accused of helping Chinese authorities identify Shi Tao, a dissident who was sentenced in April to 10 years in prison. ESWN argues that the reporting “is completely blowing the role of Yahoo! in this case out of proportion“.


  • Yeah. Well, at the end of the day, Yahoo does serve a purpose. It is good to read that Yahoo wasn’t the sole culprit that the mainstream media made it out to be.

  • charles liu

    Say, is anyone suing Blackwater? I heard the Chinese courts will take on cases by Abu Gahraib and Guantanamo torture victims.

    Is there any impetus to demand Blackwater to evaluate their corporate policy of actually torturing people?

    While Yahoo had no choice regarding laws of the land in China, Blackwater actively sought out and participated in US government’s global human rights abuse.

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