It’s estimated more than a million people are now blogging from China, and all of them are controlled by “The Great Firewall.” That’s a nickname for the extensive Internet filtering, blocking and surveillance system employed by the government in Beijing.
Andrea Leung is a Hong Kong native now living in Vancouver. Her blog, T-Salon, covers Chinese blogging, politics, culture and technology. She started her blog during a three year stay in eastern China. She says most Chinese bloggers write about their daily lives, not politics.
This Future Tense interview is part of Think Global, public radio’s week of special coverage.