michael . benson on Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:29:45 +0200


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Syndicate: Taiwan-China Cyberwar


Greetings. It seems the real cyberwar has already started, and we 
didn't even know about it. See this text by Ian Buruma in the New 
York Review of Books:

http://www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWfeatdisplay.cgi?19991104009F

It also contains some interesting points about China, as an "imagined 
political community", being one nation partly due to the shared media 
resources -- Taiwan, PRC, Hong Kong -- on the net. Apart from being 
at war.

Still, i.m.h.o.Buruma seems to miss that one reason English is 
sometimes used in the argument between those online in the PRC and 
those in Taiwan is that people speaking Mandarin rarely speak 
Cantonese, and vica-versa. 

Cheers,
MB

Michael Benson  <michael.benson@pristop.si>
<http://www.ljudmila.org/kinetikon/> 
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