采访/李韵 编辑/黄亿美 后制/郭敬
The CCP Will Block Internet Nation-Wide During The 18th Congress
The CCP’s 18th Congress is approaching, and the ramped up
security work has spread to the network.
The China’s MIIT claimed, in order to ensure the telecom
network security during the 18th Congress,
a nation-wide network blockade will apply from November 7
to the end of the 18th Congress.
Some analysts pointed out that the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is testing people’s reaction.
A network blockade is to ensure the smooth flow of the network
on the surface, but the essence is to strengthen the monitoring of the network.
According to the China IDC Circle website news, the network
blockade from MIIT has made certain requirements.
First, to implement a “person in charge” in all units and
all levels to ensure a smooth 24-hour contact among relevant persons
so that if anything should happen, they can
quickly report to their superiors.
In addition, it requires all provinces, autonomous regions,
and municipalities directly under the Central Government
to strengthen the supervision and management of the safe
operation of telecommunications networks in the area.
as well as safety production and interoperability.
Any violators who affect the operation of the network security
and interoperability will be severely punished.
In this regard, Hu Jun, “Rights Movement” network manager,
commented, to ensure smooth network traffic
is the surface reason, in reality, it is to strengthen monitoring
of the network.
“Rights Movement” network manager Hu Jun:
“Just for a few days of meetings, you block everything?
What are you afraid of?
Online communication is normal for citizens.
Who are your enemies and what are you so afraid of?
To protect the 18th Congress? Why do you need to protect it?
From your establishment to the present,
you always make sneaky moves.
If the Party were legitimate,
you should not be afraid of the public.”
Hu Jun said that the 18th Congress is an assembly
for transferring power.
Only when you do something not righteous,
will you be afraid of letting people know.
Hu Jun: “The handover of power itself involves the issue
of dividing up interest.
This is a very clear problem, re-dividing the blood
and sweat of the Chinese people.
This process is not any different than the mafia’s style.
No one knows yet so far what would happen to the wealth
from Xilai’s corruption.”
Columbia University visiting scholar Gu Chuan said that
the CCP Internet blockade is normal.
It strengthens the blockade during the 18th Congress.
Gu Chuan: “In the report, it states maintaining smooth
contact 24 hours a day, including with other websites.
They asked the websites to be ready for 24-hour emergency.
However, the CCP will certainly strengthen
network blockade during the 18th Congress.
Its purpose is to prevent people from knowing what people
overseas think of the 18th Congress.”
Gu Chuan also added that there is no truth in China
and “truth" is monopolized by the CCP officials.
The messages of truth circulating on the network
will be quickly deleted.
Gu Chuan: “In addition to the truth about the persecution
of Falun Gong and the repression of democracy activists,
there is also the political struggles within the Party, princelings,
and factions, including the collusion between Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai.
The CCP does not want people to know any of these,
so during the two sessions it will strengthen the blockade."
Some analysts pointed out, the news of the “network blockade"
was not disclosed by “Xinhua News Agency" or “People’s Daily."
It was by the semi-official “21st Century Financial Network.”
It is estimated that the CCP wants to test the public reaction.
But in any case, as long as anything important occurs during
the 18th Congress, the CCP is bound to take some measures.
That means telephone, telecommunications, networks,
and other public dissemination tools will be cut off.