Blue Ridge Mountains in Winter

Follow Sunlit Uplands by E-Mail

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bloggers Call on Kerry to Help Tear Down Great Firewall of China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a question during a discussion with Chinese bloggers in Beijing. Image by: POOL / REUTERS

Chinese bloggers urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to push for greater freedom online in China during a rare meeting in Beijing Saturday, asking for help to "tear down the great Internet firewall".


The US embassy-organised discussion was an opportunity for the top diplomat to hear directly from China's bloggers amid reports that Beijing is stepping up efforts to clamp down on political dissent.


No comments: