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Globe and Mail: Beijing eases back on harsh plan for online censorship

June 20, 2009

Excerpted from Globe and Mail:

Still, human-rights groups say they will continue to monitor what government directives go out before July 1, pointing out that the much-celebrated announcement came only in English-language, and not Chinese-language, state media.

"That quote in English seems like it's for foreign consumption, so we cannot be sure," said Mi Ling Tsui, a spokeswoman for the New-York based Human Rights in China, which supported Mr. Li's petition. "Personally, I am not optimistic [the hearing will be granted]. But I think it is important that these challenges continue. All you can do is ask."

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