One battle China's online censors can't win

Bruce Einhorn

For a regime notorious for censoring the Internet, China’s government is having an awfully hard time fighting one of its main online enemies - porn. Beijing may have the upper hand in battling online advocates of democracy or the Falun Gong, but when it comes to sex, even China’s tens of thousands of Chinese Internet cops are overwhelmed. It’s not for lack of effort. Seems every month we hear about another campaign from Beijing targeting Internet porn. Just last week, for instance, I wrote an Asiatech post about a Chinese blogger whom the police nabbed for writing online erotica.

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