Now I ain’t saying this is applicable here, but its interesting to see this in print.
Does anybody think any of the 3 Taiwan english lingo fishwraps will have this story? Maybe they will. Seems to be a little problem with the ‘tenses’ in the story, so it should fit right in.
BEIJING - China has formed a special force of undercover online commentators to try to sway public opinion on controversial issues on the Internet, a newspaper said yesterday.
China has struggled to gain control over the Internet as more and more people gain access to obtain information beyond official sources. The country has nearly 100 million Internet users, according to official figures, and the figure is rising.
A special force of online commentators had already been operating in Suqian city in the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu since April, the Southern Weekend said.
Their job was to defend the government when negative comments appeared on Internet bulletin boards and chatrooms, the weekly quoted local officials as saying.