Monday, November 03, 2003

Comments, Links

To sign up for a weblog at, I had to agree to the following:

1. Weblogs are personal online diaries, and should not be used for commercial purposes.

2. You should not reproduce, publish or disseminate content that:

  • (a) Violates the basic principles set forth in the Constitution;
  • (b) Endangers national security, divulges national secrets, subverts the current regime, or threatens national unity;
  • (c) Is harmful to national honor and interests;
  • (d) Incites racial hostility, racial discrimination, or shatters racial unity;
  • (e) Violates national religious rights, promotes cults, feudal thinking, or superstition;
  • (f) Disseminates rumors, endangers social order, or creates social instability;
  • (g) Disseminates obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, murder, terror, or advocates criminal activity;
  • (h) Insults or slanders other people, or infringes on the legal rights of others;
  • (i) Or any other content that is prohibited by administrative statutes.

3. You should not mis-use the weblog by engaging in the activities listed below:

  • (a) Breaking into computer information networks or using network resources without permission;
  • (b) Deleting, altering or adding to the capabilities of computer information networks without permission;
  • (c) Deleting, altering or adding to the applications and data in memory, in the processor, or in transmission, of a computer information network without permission;
  • (d) Purposefully making or disseminating computer viruses and other disruptive programs;
  • (e) Other behaviour that threatens the safety of computer information networks.

4. Users are responsible for their expressed opinions and viewpoints; all opinions and comments by users are unrelated to this site.

(This translations breaks from my usual preference for a very literal rendition of the original text. Thus it should be loosely interpreted.)

And they say that totalitarianism has been replaced by authoritarianism in China.


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