June 11th, 2014
01:45 PM ET

China marks another 'Internet Maintenance Day'

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Last Wednesday was the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Despite massive protests, it wasn't news in China. June 4, the anniversary of the protests, is sometimes called "Internet Maintenance Day" in China because of all the temporary censorship the government imposes.

And if you were behind the Great Firewall on Wednesday you couldn't search for terms like June 4th or Tiananmen, according to the Wall Street Journal. Things like "campus upheaval," May 35 (which is of course, June 4), "between spring and summer", the Roman numerals for 1989, "student movement", "8 squared" (which is of course 64), "three days after June 1," "March 96” – the list goes on and on and on.

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  1. greg

    More senseless anti-Chinese propaganda from the right-wing news media as usual. No surprise here!

    June 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • ai zuguo ren

      So are you saying this isn't true? I am confused...

      June 12, 2014 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • John Smith

      America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
      In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
      During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
      In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
      Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

      June 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  2. Maersk

    Another typical American kwok zucking kwok zucker employed as writer to badmouth China.

    June 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • greg

      Well said, Maersk.

      June 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  3. greg

    What we need is a more agressive president in Washington. Send in the troops and kill kill kill.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • greg

      Sorry folks, I never posted that idiotic comment above. Some joker did. He knows better than that as any five-year-old would! Some people will do anything for a laugh!

      June 12, 2014 at 7:04 am | Reply
  4. Maersk

    I agree greg. Let's destroy the enemy now. Drop a few h-bombs and everything will be alright.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:36 am | Reply
  5. George Patton

    I say we attack from the south, east and west. Have those cowards running north for cover.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:37 am | Reply
  6. banasy

    Good plan George. I support your opinion.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      I didn't author this.

      June 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  7. Joseph McCarthy

    George, banasy, good morning. We cannot allow Iraq to fall to the enemy. Withdrawing completely is a major mistake. To allow these animals to attack their own people would be a travesty. Dropping h-bombs and sending in troops is the least we can do. Let's begin a U.S. province there about the size of Rhode Island with a permanent military base there.
    Then slowly spread more provinces to make our presence known and help Iraq fight these thugs.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:49 am | Reply
  8. banasy

    Joseph, you said it all. Thank you.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:50 am | Reply
  9. Maersk

    Joseph I envy you. That's absolutely the best plan our president could ever use.
    Thank you. You are a true American.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:53 am | Reply
  10. palinwit

    @Joseph. You are a genius. Great idea.

    June 12, 2014 at 1:57 am | Reply
  11. Patrick the chef

    If we don't help Iraq there now, then they will be a terror there and head our way eventually. Even the Taliban does not want them. They are too extreem.
    I say stop them now.

    June 12, 2014 at 2:01 am | Reply
  12. chri§§y

    Truly a legend, arent you...in your own mind anyway! And NO that isnt the answer! Thank God we have a diplomatic POTUS because your proposal would put us in the middle of WWWIII!

    June 12, 2014 at 5:47 am | Reply
  13. greg

    It has become self-evident to me that some joker is posting all these hateful Tea Party "kill-kill-kill" comments for their own self-amusement, by doing under various names above. My advice here is to just ignore them!

    June 12, 2014 at 7:08 am | Reply
  14. George Patton

    We need to fight middle eastern extremists in their back yard. G.W. got it right. Keep going and push forward. Kill them all and free the good Iraqis.

    June 12, 2014 at 7:21 am | Reply
  15. banasy@

    That's right George. As for that joker at 7:08, just ignore him. He will go away eventually.

    June 12, 2014 at 7:23 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      I certainly wish he, and you, would grow up.

      June 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  16. greg

    I believe that a good weapon for our boys in the military that are fighting terrrrorism abroad is the guiten. Ancient but effective.
    chop chop chop. Heads will roll. Had we done this at the right time, 9.1.1. would never have occurred.
    Please ignore my imposter at 7:04. He is just trying to get in his laughs for the day.

    June 12, 2014 at 7:31 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      No, it's you who's trying to be funny here, not greg. The true greg (7:08) here has already told the truth. You're the impostor as one no longer has trouble in figuring that out. Enough with the laughs already!

      June 12, 2014 at 9:48 am | Reply
  17. Joseph McCarthy

    I know how you feel greg @ 7:31. He does the same thing to me all the time.
    This clown has got to go!

    June 12, 2014 at 7:33 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Who do you think you're fooling here? You and greg (7:31) are the same person!

      June 12, 2014 at 9:50 am | Reply
  18. banasy

    Who do you think you're fooling? You are not Joey but you are George Patton. I am tired of your childish behavior.
    It really is getting old and you are not fooling anyone.

    June 12, 2014 at 10:23 am | Reply
  19. banasy

    Now Joey @ 9:50, you need help. You have too many fantasies of being other people. Please seek a good psychologist.
    Stop living in a world of make believe.

    June 12, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Refrain from using my my name in your juvenile games.

      June 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  20. greg

    Thank you banasy. Someone had to tell him.

    June 12, 2014 at 10:53 am | Reply
  21. banasy

    Please ignore that heckler at 9:08. She often disrupts discussions.

    June 13, 2014 at 5:46 am | Reply

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