One of the main reasons for the cause of the censorship has to do with former leader Zhao Ziyang. Zhao, who passed away on January 15, 2005 was the leader of China from 1980-1987. As a leading reformer who implemented reforms and greatly increased the production of the country, Zhao also fought against corruption. His biggest battle was at Tiananmen Square on May 19, 1989 when he made his most famous speech. He is quoted as saying, “Students, we came too late. We are sorry. You talk about us, criticize us, it is all necessary. The reason that I came here is not to ask you to forgive us. All I want to say is that students are getting very weak, it is the 7th day since you went on hunger strike, you can't continue like this.” The students were protesting against the economic policies that the government currently upheld. Zhao went on to say in his speech “We are old; it doesn’t matter to us anymore.” He was referring the government, Zhao was still a government official at the time of his speech. This ended up being his last public appearance and one day later he was put under house arrest until his death in 2005. The people in China don’t know this story because of the censorship that China is enforcing. They censored everything because they didn’t want a... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2008, 04). Search Engine Censorship in China. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 04, 2008, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Search-Engine-Censorship-China-144743.html
"Search Engine Censorship in China" StudyMode.com. 04 2008. 04 2008 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Search-Engine-Censorship-China-144743.html>.
"Search Engine Censorship in China." StudyMode.com. 04, 2008. Accessed 04, 2008. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Search-Engine-Censorship-China-144743.html.