China slightly open access to Facebook and Twitter

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China mitigation on Internet censorship . According to unconfirmed data, the authorities of the People’s Republic of China can soon unblock access to social networks, mass media and other foreign resources, such as Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times.

China slightly open access to Facebook and Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

China slightly open access to Facebook and Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

However, will resolve them not in all territory of the country, but only in Shanghai Free Trade Zone borders.

Besides, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post with reference to the sources informed on plans of the government reported that in ShZST the foreign telecommunication companies will be able to participate in tenders for providing Internet services along with the local.

Creation of a free trade zone in Shanghai (28 square kilometers round the port Yanshanit) was declared in July. In FTZ borders activity of the transport and communication enterprises from China and other countries won’t be taxed; also they will be able freely to convert yuan. The plan of infrastructure development of the region is calculated on 10 years. Officially FTZ will open on September 29.

The Internet filter in China was entered at the initiative of ruling communist party. In particular, Twitter and Facebook were blocked on the territory of all country in the middle of 2009 after a series of mass riots in the western province Xinjiang.

The New York Times was forbade in October of the 2012th when in it there was a material about “the hidden riches” the prime minister of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China of that time Wen Jiabao.

Access to undesirable sites for locals remains blocked. As for tourists, they can come both into Twitter, and into Facebook if use the SIM card of foreign operators.