By protesting the video put out by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile that shows Tibetans being beaten and tortured in Tibet last year, and then blocking YouTube to make sure that nobody in China’s borders sees the footage, the Chinese government made international headlines and ensured that millions more people will see and hear about the footage.
BBC: China says Tibet video is ‘a lie’
Associated Press: China blasts video claiming to show Tibet violence
Telegraph: China says Tibet torture video is ‘a fake’ as it blocks YouTube
CNN: YouTube blocked in China
New York Times: YouTube Being Blocked in China
Reuters: “Unafraid” China apparently fears YouTube
Wall St Journal: China’s YouTube Block: A Tibet Connection?
This is the beauty of a lying, paranoid force like that of our friends in Beijing – they just can’t help themselves. It’s like my friend said to me the other day: “They’ve already lost, it’s just a matter of time.”