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5-19-2008 @ 5:21PM
Those who are saddened will mourn regardless, if they choose to do so. Any government imposing shutting down of any business, including entertainment, is violating the rights of its citizens to receive services from private sector. It's complete BS. I'm sad for those who lost their lives, beloved ones and/or wealth in natural disasters, but I will not mourn and I refuse to be prevented access to WoW. I'm curious whether Blizzard condones this violation by the Chinese government and the conformation by The9. Does Blizzard have a say in this decision by The9?
5-19-2008 @ 6:00PM
5-19-2008 @ 6:03PM
The9 is independent of Blizzard. Blizzard just makes the games, while The9 distributes it and manages it in China. Blizzard couldn't care less. You're looking at it entirely the wrong way too.
5-19-2008 @ 7:09PM
"the rights of its citizens..."I lol:ed, it's China we're talking about.
5-19-2008 @ 7:18PM
You have to remember the governments of China and the US are different. The Chinese government's businesses are ran by the government so if they want to shut down their own businesses, they can. Besides, even some businesses here closed during the 9/11 attacks and the days after for mourning. The number of deaths in China are tenfold the number of people who died that day, just to give you a comparison. I really don't think there's a need to complain about a country mourning.I'd also like to add, China is very close to becoming a super power. Since the Cold War, the only other country to hold this position is the United States. The United States didn't become a super power until after World War II. The Soviet Union and China were communist countries for a very short time in comparison to how long the United State's government has been in place. You may not agree with the way they treat their people, but it's obviously working to some degree. It isn't popular, but I speak the truth.
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