Clinton, China Summit & Internet Repression

Bill Clinton is traveling to China today for a major Internet Summit (so much for hurricane relief!) and is being urged to address the internet repression in China:

Former President Clinton is in China to address an Internet summit amid a new row over Beijing’s campaign to control the medium and clamp down on free speech, with the alleged collaboration of Western companies.

Internet giant Yahoo was accused this week of providing information to the Chinese authorities which helped convict and jail a journalist for 10 years (see related story).

The incident came to light shortly before Clinton was due to give a keynote address to major Internet summit in Hangzhou, hosted by Yahoo’s partner in China.

The agenda for Saturday’s summit includes the future of online gambling, the development of e-commerce, and globalization — but makes no mention of such issues as censorship, media repression or government control.

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