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Microsoft, Yahoo Approve China Blog Registry

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Complying with local laws, even ones that could jeopardize the liberty of Chinese bloggers, has been the mantra of tech companies doing business in China.

Microsoft, Yahoo Approve China Blog Registry
Microsoft, Yahoo Approve China Blog Registry

Reporters Without Borders is already hopping mad at both Yahoo and Microsoft for acceding to Chinese government requirements on censorship, and in Yahoo’s case, its role in the prosecution of three journalists in the country.

The journalist rights advocacy group has something new to bash the two big Internet players over, along with a number of other companies. Reporters Without Borders criticized the two companies for signing off on a Chinese “self-discipline pact” that looks like a lead-in to censorship as well as an end to anonymous blogging:

Under the new pact, blog service providers are

Microsoft, Yahoo Approve China Blog Registry
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  • http://olympicblogger.blogspot.com/ CallCenter Vet

    I really don’t see anything wrong with Yahoo & MSN agreeing with China on this issue… If they want to capitalize on the Chinese market… While China has every right to do whvtever is within their sovereign responsibility.