China’s state-run news agency said late Tuesday that the government had postponed a requirement, set to take effect Wednesday, to equip all newly sold computers with software to filter out objectionable Internet content.
Beijing has faced fierce criticism at home and abroad after the requirement became public in early June. China’s own Internet community has attacked the move, and even some state-controlled publications have questioned its wisdom. American and European governments and businesses have almost unanimously protested the order, saying it would curb free speech and compromise the security of foreign companies’ computer operations inside China.
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