Still No Internet or SMS Allowed in China’s Muslim Region

[IDG] Nearly four months after deadly ethnic riots in China’s Muslim region led authorities to shut off the Internet there, local residents are still barred from sending text messages and getting online.The clampdown on telecommunication in China’s western Xinjiang province, where rioting claimed nearly 200 lives in early July, has hurt local businesses and cut residents off from many nongovernment sources of news and other information.

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