China: iTunes is blocked and it's Apple's fault

Silicon Hutong blogger David Wolf notes that the iTunes Music Store is now blocked in China, assumes this was due to the release on iTunes of a Tibetan music album, assumes Apple chose to release it during the Olympics as an act of “passive-aggressive panda-punching,” and then advises Apple choose between building a market in China and displaying this kind of bi-polar behavior.


  • Jack Alton

    Well that’s absolute bull in’it? China keeps throwin’ a hissy fit every-time it sees something it doesn’t like on the internet. Retarded is what it is.
    Apple too though – can’t say they didn’t see this coming, what with China keepin’ throwin’ hissy fits every-time it sees something it doesn’t like on the internet.
    Two retarded entities went up and made this retarded lil’ stint of retarded controversy that makes my retarded head hurt just thinking retarded-ly about it (because I retarded-ly did not go to sleep last night as I surfed the retarded underbelly of the internet).

  • Leslie

    I’m currently in Beijing, not using VPN, and have no trouble accessing the iTunes store and listening to preview clips from the album in question (including the interview with the Dalai Lama).

  • mary

    jack alton, you need some serious help or some serious sleep. what’s with the use of the word retarded a million times? your comment didn’t make a lot of sense and turned out to be offensive and hurtful at the same time. yuck.

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