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An American in China

Apple Self-Censoring in China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 21, 2012

China, in an attempt at creating an alternate reality known as history ‘with Chinese characteristics’, has apparently gotten to Apple.

excerpt from here:
“Apple announced in early June that it will launch Mandarin and Cantonese language versions of its Siri voice assistant, first launched on the iPhone 4S, to cater to the Chinese market. However, some website experts recently tested the new version only to find that the system will pretend not to understand questions involving such as politically sensitive terms as “Tiananmen Square” and “6-4″ (June 4, the date of the army’s crackdown on the student protesters in 1989).
As it will even not answer questions about how to get to the massive square in the center of Beijing, they suspect Siri is employing self-censorship to enter the Chinese market, according to Duowei News, a Chinese-language media outlet based in New York run by overseas Chinese.”

What this means is that the chicoms not only do not want to come to grips with the massacre, I mean the noble Chinese military’s actions against a wayward group of separatists, on that fateful day in 1989. The sad thing is that with China’s rise, propogation of such lies continues and worse yet are encouraged.

This is the reality of the rise of China.

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