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China lifts ban on some Internet sites in the free trade zone bshanghay
The Government aims to attract foreign investment through this step.
The Chinese Government has decided to end a long-standing ban on some websites, including social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, but this decision will not only includes a free trade area in the city of Shanghai, as quoted (South China Morning Post) unnamed government sources.
The free trade zone has been designed as a place to enjoy more freedom, as did China’s territory of Hong Kong, which has its own laws, in an effort by the Government to test the Earth to be a place for important economic and financial reforms to the motherland.
One source told the paper that comes to welcome foreign companies wishing to invest and to enable foreigners to live and work are happy-as-within the free trade area, and to make them feel like they are living in their countries of origin.
In addition to Internet freedom in the free trade zone in Shanghai, the Government will open the door for foreign telecommunications companies to obtain licenses to provide residents of this region, in addition to Chinese companies.
China imposes on citizens a strong ban on access to the Internet and to ensure that they are on the same political line for the Government, but observers believe that limiting access to the Internet may make investors reluctant to work there, want China to change it by giving more freedom.
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