Re: Not exactly business-friendly, is it?
Imagine pre-quarterly reports by big companies having to go out by briefcase.
A response market, however, might involve the use of optical signaling. Microwave would require a local or national permit. Light signaling might not affect anyone, but the distance, and attempts to reach a satellite would be prohibitive. Even if feasible to transceive, the payload would probably be astonishingly low.
During the summer, I was in Shanghai, and I could not without a VPN reach fb. I was, however, able to set up a google plus account, but it was spottty, laggy, and seemed as if someone was screwing around with it, delaying my posts for hours if not days.
Countries expecting to be considered Tier One should not be allowed in the club if they behave this way.
I was recently considering sublicensing to Chinese nationals for manufacture some product ideas i had. After experiencing inability to see word press, facebook, wikipedia, and a slew of other sites I could outside of China, i decided to remove China from my list of business planning. So long as they act this way, I will NOT return to that country even if it is an all-expenses-paid trip.
They can spy on and inhibit their OWN people all they want, but, block me from getting useful info or distractive entertainment that is on the wrong side of they firewall.... Well, you do NOT deserve my money.
Grow up, China. End the corruption. Either jail or execute the most corrupt. Replace them with the "untested", but show them the execution or early-retirement vids. Allow foreigners WHO AGREE TO BE ON THEIR BEST BEHAIVOR to go about surfing as usual. Spy on them if you must. But, only go after individual violators,.
One coup for China is that businesses that cannot dare sent financial or competitive or HR or privacy info vial plain traffic will simply pack up and leave, leaving China with a little more than infrastructure-- it will get nearly full ownership of left-behind assets. Carrier pigeons cannot carry cases of papers nor relay optical traffic, and optical messaging just won't carry the bandwidth. The WTO and WIPO should slam China for these and a handful of reasons alone. It is oppressive, anti-competitive, and tantamount to government-sanctioned data theft beyone crime reduction.
Sigh. Maybe the world SHOULD have ended...