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Who says the Internet is heavily censored in China?

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China to Internet: "We own you, bitch!"
Image by robertodevido via Flickr

Time Magazine suggests otherwise here:

Behind the wild success of Ghost Blows Out the Light is a booming internet-novel industry that is largely unique to China because of the greater freedom from censorship enjoyed online by writers and readers. Shanda Literature, which controls over 90% of China’s online-reading market, rakes in an estimated revenue of 100 million yuan ($15 million) per year. Running three popular online-novel websites, Shanda boasts a total readership of 25 million and is growing at 10 million per year, according the company. “The Chinese people need a platform to express their creativity,” said Hou Xiaoqiang, founding CEO of Shanda Literature. “I think our online-literature sites can partly cater to that need.” (See pictures of China’s electronic waste village.)

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/04/13 at 03:03

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