A friend of mine sent me this email, which does not need any comment:
Just a warning about the Internet and China ……
Our website was shutdown by China Telecom as ordered by the Chinese government until we signed a new contract with the government stating we would not do “bad things” on the internet…I guess they mean pornography, but I really don’t know.
China Telecom said they were shutting down all websites until this new requirement was complied with, so if you have a website, you may want to check it to ensure it is operational.
When I asked China Telecom why they didn’t notify use before shutting off our service, they said, “this is China , we don’t have to notify anyone of anything”.