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China Fights Back on Open Internet Policy

“A new information curtain is descending across much of the world,” said Clinton, calling growing Internet curbs the present-day equivalent of the Berlin Wall, contravening international commitments to free expression.

The Internet has joined trade imbalances, U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan, and tensions over human rights and Tibet among the quarrels straining ties between the world’s biggest and third biggest economies.

China is likely to hit back at what it sees as meddling by Washington, and state-run newspapers already took swipes.

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