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The Chinese authorities have as promised allowed social media giants Tencent and Sina to re-open their popular micro-blogging platforms to comments, although these firms could face a tough time going forward as government censors increase their scrutiny. Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo were singled out by the Party after apparently …

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Going forward?

Going forward?

Oh, you mean in future! You do realise, don't you, that you can omit the execrable phrase 'going forward' and your sentence will still make sense? After all, it's unlikely that they could be facing a tough time in the past, isn't it?

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is this not

The kind of scrutiny that they want to put us under here in the UK?

Power is to control and to control is power which is exactly what governments want to do.

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Maybe they've just received a big order for snooping kit from the UK. China often favours foreign sales over domestic.

..and a quick cheery 'fuck off' to anyone working at GCHQ from me.

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Re your last sentence: it encompasses all staff, including those who just do the cleaning. If you wanted to extend a cheery greeting to the correct people, perhaps you should have scrambled it? :)

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Staff?

You think cleaning and other facilities management staff are working for GCHQ? They work for G4S, Carrillion and BT under the umbrella of Integrated Accommodation Services (IAS), a PFI:

http://www.gchq.gov.uk/AboutUs/Pages/Our-Business-Partners-at-Cheltenham.aspx

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I'm assuming that GCHQ is a keyword and that only the spooks will read messages flagged as suspicious. If the cleaning and catering staff at GCHQ are reading El Reg then I apologise to them :)

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