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Internet strike in China

A one-day Internet strike is being organised by a Chinese university student to protest at Net rates, a human rights group reported Thursday.
Written by Jane Wakefield, Contributor

Huang Zhenquiang, an economics student at Nanjing University, is claiming Internet charges are too high for ordinary people. He says it costs about $30 to $40 for 20 hours of Net use. This represents one-fourth of the average monthly salary for a chinese citizen.

Huang is urging Internet users in China to boycott the Net for one day from December 31 to January 1 and every Sunday after until costs are lowered.

A similar protest took place in Germany in November with limited success. ISPs in Germany reported a drop of about 20 percent in connections on the day of the boycott.

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