China Refuses to Play Over the Internet the U.S. Way

As per statement issued by the head of an online media association in Beijing on Saturday, China needs no lessons about its Internet from the United States.  This is in relation with how United States hit Beijing over information freedom. 

China was obviously offended by the speech made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last Thursday.  According to Beijing Association of Online Media Chairman Min Dahong, the speech showed lack of respect for China.  Thus, it cannot accept conditions in relation to matters of “national security” or “social stability.”  Clinton’s speech criticized the cyber policies of China and Iran, among others, and demanded Beijing investigates complaints by Google Inc about hacking and censorship. 

The rift was in connection to Google’s accusation that China government is behind the hacking attempt on their system.  Google threatens to shut down its China unless their condition is taken into careful consideration. The threat includes stopping ofother Google’s services. 

Through its spokesperson, China reiterated that internet control is to stay.

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Avatar is Titanic’s Iceberg

Avatar Rules!

Avatar beats Titanic in Biggest International Rlease of all time during the weekend.  Avatar is almost there as it is nearing to claim its worldwide crown.  If this happen, James Cameron will beat James Cameron.

As per report by The News Corp (NWSA.O)-owned studio, it was told that  “Avatar” has sold $1.841 billion worth of tickets worldwide during its unbroken six-week reign, and was a day or so away from surpassing the seemingly insurmountable $1.843 billion racked up by “Titanic” in 1997-1998.

The international portion stands at $1.288 billion, eclipsing the $1.242 billion haul of “Titanic.”

It could only need at least twoo weeks to sink the $601 million total of “Titanic,” Fox said.   Moviegoers in the United States and Canada have chipped in $552.8 million, enough to replace 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($533 million) as the second-biggest movie of all time.

 “Gone with the Wind,” (1939) is considered the biggest movie of all time in North America — adjusted for inflation — with sales of almost $1.5 billion, according to tracking firm Box Office Mojo. “Avatar” ranks No. 26 by that measure.