“The European Parliament just passed a proposal to treat internet censorship as a trade barrier, in particular the ‘Great Firewall of China.’ If passed by the European Council, the issue would be raised in trade negotiations and could lead to economic sanctions and trade restrictions for those countries unwilling to remove oppressive Net censorship.”

Just one consideration: do we really think we can blackmail China like this? Do we really think we have both the power and the importance to stand against China’s will? Probably not, but at least, that’s another step toward freedom.

Source: Slashdot