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China Cracks Down on Internet After Riots
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 06 July 2009 11:17
 The Chinese government is cracking down on the Internet and Twitter

Michael Barkoviak - July 6, 2009 11:16 AM

  The Chinese government has cut off internet service and blocked access to Twitter in a region of the country, after deadly riots left 140 people dead in a remote northwest region of the country.

Chinese media reports indicate 140 people have been killed in the Xinjiang Urumqi Autonomous region, and a total of around 800 people -- with that number still climbing -- have been injured.  Chinese search engines no longer yield any search results when Chinese internet users search for "Urumqi."

Residents of the city say internet has been completely cut off in Urumqi, and they have not been told when it will be restored. [Daily Tech....]    [Comments....]

 

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