Chinese bloggers hail Green Dam ‘victory’

A garden party in east Beijing billed as a protest against a government plan to fit all computers with Green Dam, a controversial web filtering software, turned into a celebration on Wednesday after the programme was postponed.”The government has learned a valuable lesson that you cannot treat your citizens like that,” said Ai Weiwei, an outspoken artist who had invited internet users to spend the day in a garden restaurant and off the web to mark the day, originally the government’s deadline for the program’s introduction.

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