China really seems to be on a roll nowadays. First, Wen Jiabao scolds the US for taking on a protectionist edge- role reversal much? Then, China wants to break up with the US dollar to take on a “new super-sovereign reserve currency.” And if the whole Huiyuan-Coca-Cola fallout didn’t make Chinese intentions clear enough, China blocked YouTube for allowing a video of the beating of Tibetans by Chinese officials to be uploaded.
Although, apparently, everything’s hunkydory again, since YouTube is back up and accessible in China. Really, what’s the point of blocking the site, anyways? That just generates curiosity as to why the hell it’s blocked, and people will use proxies to find the omgscandalous!video. Which is pretty counterintuitive, si? Then again, it might be worth it to see amazing comments, like the ones here. Oh man, haha.
I’m definitely looking forward to the coming months as China pulls more power plays like these.