China hails Cameron’s look at instant messaging crackdown | Left Foot Forward
Chinese Communists have praised the Prime Minister for investigating whether clampdowns on instant messaging and other social media can be introduced.
The newspaper argues that a new authoritarian attitude by the British government could “appease” tensions between the UK and China.
Global Times then uses Cameron’s consideration of a social networking clampdown as a weapon to criticise proponents for more internet freedom in the world’s most populous country:
“As for China, advocates of an unlimited development of the Internet should think twice about their original ideas.
“On the Internet, there is no lack of posts and articles that incite public violence. They will cause tremendous damage once they are tweeted without control. At that time, all governments will have no other choice but to close down these websites and arrest those agitators.
“Turbulence must lead to self-examination, otherwise it’ll lead to great peril in one’s destiny.”
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