01 Feb '11, 11am

DTN China: China says web 'open' despite Egypt news curbs: China said Tuesday that its Internet remained "open"

BEIJING (AFP) - – China said Tuesday that its Internet remained "open" despite the apparent muffling of discussion on the protests in Egypt on some popular microblogs and major web portals. But foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei did not explicitly deny that government censors were restricting the flow of information about the demonstrations against the 30-year rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "China's Internet is open," Hong told reporters when asked if Beijing was censoring searches about the week of protests, which have left more than 100 people dead and Mubarak clinging to power. Keyword searches on sina.com's Twitter-like microblog service, China's market leader with more than 50 million users, returned no results on the Egypt unrest on Tuesday. Searches on some web portals returned an error message saying the topic was not allowed under "relevant laws, regul...

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