CENSORED in China!

Many of you may have read of the recent dispute between Google and the Chinese government. I’m not 100 percent clear on the details, but it had to do with the Chinese government not wanting their people to have unfettered access to information via the Google search engine.

It never occurred to me that I would ever be affected by that dispute, but I use the Google format for my blog and it turns out that I am unable to access their blogger web site from here in Beijing. I presume the same will be true when I get to Shanghai. (This post has been accomplished by means of an email to my daughter.)

Unless things change — I’ve tried again this morning without success — it looks like I will be unable to do any more posting until I get back to Maui on the 24th. In the meantime, let’s take a moment to count our blessings.

Jim Loomis