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Wikiepedia’s Jimmy Wales Meets The Chinese

by | 4th, October 2008

LAST week, Wikipedia big wig Jimmy Wales met with Cai Mingzhao, Vice Director of China’s State Council Information Office the government body whose “Internet Management Division” is in charge of censoring online content.

They discussed Jimmy’s concerns about censorship. No deals or agreements were made, but Jimmy tells me that the meeting has opened a channel of communication and dialogue between the Wikipedia community and the Chinese government.

Wikipedia: China -“Land of free and brave.”

The official website gave no further information about what was discussed. IT blogger Keso on his blogspot blog but not on his main China-hosted blog remarked: “In this kind of meeting, it’s unclear what Cai Mingzhao is smiling at Wales about, it must have been interesting.”  I saw Jimmy on Saturday at the World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin. (Jimmy is one

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