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UBF filters words from the Bible... 
15th-Feb-2006 09:42 pm
Take a look at this article from The New York Times.

“…A series of episodes showing that the companies were bending to the restrictive demands of Beijing — filtering words like "democracy" or "human rights" from Chinese versions of a blog product, or censoring certain concepts from their China-based search engines — has leaked out from users inside China…”

What Beijing is trying to do to the people is like what UBF is trying to do to its members. UBF leaders and Samuel Lee’s theology also filter words like “democracy” or “human rights” from the Bible so that the people in UBF may absolutely obey its leadership.
16th-Feb-2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Near the end the article says:

Yahoo, which has been providing Web services in China since 1999, has been criticized for filtering the results of its China-based search engine. But its bigger problems began last fall when human rights advocates revealed that in 2004, a Chinese division of the company had turned over to Chinese authorities information on a journalist, Shi Tao, using an anonymous Yahoo e-mail account. Mr. Shi, who had sent a government missive on Tiananmen Square anniversary rites to foreign colleagues, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Last week, Reporters Without Borders, a group based in Paris, revealed that a Chinese division of Yahoo had provided information to authorities that contributed to the conviction in 2003 of Li Zhi, a former civil servant who had criticized local officials online. Mr. Li is serving eight years in prison.

If anyone says anything bad about Samuel Lee and UBF leaders in UBF, he will also get something similar to getting 10 years in prison because he is a proud rebel.

I also think Bejing's trying to screen email is almost the same as UBF's testimony writing and tesimony sharing in public.
16th-Feb-2006 04:26 am (UTC)

Chinese authorities are determined to stop "harmful information" from spreading through the Web, but the controls it places on Web sites and Internet service providers do not differ much from those employed by the United States and European countries, a senior official responsible for managing China's Internet said Tuesday.

Beijing seems to know how to do bad things in the name of doing something good. It seems that Chinese authorities define anything “harmful” if it is harmful to their authority. Isn’t this the typical mindset of UBF authorities?
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