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Bay Networks in bed with commie censors?
From: Vadim Antonov <avg () pluris com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 15:05:56 -0800

THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION.  IT SHOULD NOT BE
INTERPRETED AS A POSITION OR A STATEMENT OF MY
EMPLOYER.


Ok, it looks like Bay Networks made a sweet deal with
Chinese commies.   Essentially, they will provide
technology for the state propaganda network and
censored Internet.

Their "partnership" with censors of a communist regime
is repugnant.  Using the modern technology to build a
giant brainwashing machine is very scary.

Some companies will do anything for a buck, though.

How about boycotting their products in U.S. and other
democratic countries?

--vadim


    Chinese intranet to launch in February

    January 15, 1997
    Web posted at: 12:40 a.m. EST

    HONG KONG (Reuter) -- Bay Networks Inc. and the China Internet
    Corp., controlled by Beijing's state news agency, have formed a
    partnership to create a nationwide intranet in China, the companies
    said Tuesday.

    The companies declined to disclose the value of the deal that will
    establish a network covering more than 50 cities, 20 of them by the
    end of 1997. An intranet is an internal network that uses Internet
    global computer network technology.

    Access in and out of the intranet is possible -- intranets can be linked
    to the Internet proper -- but access can be controlled.

    The first phase connecting Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and the
    southern city of Guangzhou is to be launched next month, offering
    tailored information mostly in Chinese to government entities, joint
    ventures and corporations in China.

    Copyright 1997 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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