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China Tightens Electronic Censorship

Shakespeare China

First Posted: 03/23/11 09:36 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

New York Times:

BEIJING -- If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive.
A Beijing entrepreneur, discussing restaurant choices with his fiancée over their cellphones last week, quoted Queen Gertrude's response to Hamlet: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." The second time he said the word "protest," her phone cut off.

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