Itunes and Sting
Chinese government are showing remarkable taste!
Mines the Tantric Mac.
The Chinese government has blocked access to Apple's iTunes store. Meanwhile, a US-based activist group has claimed that the People’s Republic did it to prevent anyone in the country from downloading a Tibet-themed album. The Art of Peace Foundation (APF) released Songs for Tibet last weekend. Sting, Alanis Morissette, …
The China government link has a comment about angry citizens boycotting the iPhone, such is their imperialist indignation.
Presumably Hon Hai Precision (aka Foxconn) will have to stop manufacturing Apple products in China. Or is there too much money involved for principles to get in the way of that?
Who in China buys their songs from iTunes? Chinese search engines has a dedicated mp3 search section, for any mp3, for free, in any quality.
Apple need to decide between funding Tibetan sepertists or do business in China, they are lucky Chinese media didn't report it or it will be Carefour all over again. You fund Tibetan sepertists, you pay the price, simple.
And the Tibetan people forever safe from Cultural Revolution Red Guard goons. Dismiss the Chinese government from office, dividing China into Uighuristan, Tibet, Greater Suburban Hong Kong (Canton province) and the Republic of China (temporary capital: Taipei, until relocation to Peking can be completed).
Well, maybe a few more pieces, so that the speakers of Mandarin won't be able to push around speakers of Southern Min and the other dialects any longer.
Of course, taking care of Russia seems to be a more urgent priority now.
George Bush won't do it, it's good for business to have slave labor products over here. However as far a the internet is concerned, china doesn't really produce anything we can do without. Let's censor china, would surely cut down on the hack attempts and spam we get from the censors.
The internet does not need china to be on it, let them have their own internet as censored as they want it without being on ours.
You preach liberation in in the name of non-liberation, "safety" over "freedom", and one law for the Lamas and another for "the Tibetan people".
> [Make] the Tibetan people forever safe from Cultural Revolution Red Guard goons.
... and from the Dalai cult and all movers to reestablish for another 1000 years a repressive Tibetan feudalism drawing sustenance from an intellectually fraudulent and spiritually nihilistic dogma called karma.
What difference does it make? Apple doesn't want your business if you don't have an American, European, British, Aussie or Japanese credit card (thus I cannot see how it would effect them anyways, since they cannot buy from the iTunes Music Store as they're not on Apple's "Elite credit cards" list).
Dead vulture, because Apple should be for telling me upfront that my Malaysian credit card is not good enough for the iTunes Music Store.
Unfortunately, Tibet is not worthless land.
The parts that can grow food are largely outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, it is true.
But the Himalayas are not only of interest to mountain climbers. Rocky terrain is where metals are mined; Tibet is rich in gold and doubtless other metals of vital economic and strategic value.
"40 athletes downloaded the album in an act of solidarity"
If the atheletes showed any solidarity then they wouldnt be there in the first place.
I've never heard of this albium, so this is just an attempt to get some hype around it so some mugs spend cash on yet anougher "charity" con with "all proceeds" going to charity (apart from admin costs of course)
Cheers Fella, confirmation that I'm not going nuts!!! If I remember correctly, I was saying how I preferred living in China - go figure! I'm not entirely sure how this all works, but something's amiss.. Guess it serves me right for checking El Reg from work (government owned company). If you don't hear from me again, tell my parents I love them..... LOL!
Paris, because she's an innocent dear too...
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