Yesterday China announced a delay in the roll out of Green Dam software set to be rolled on Wednesday, July 1 and the residents of Beijing could not be happier.
Originally supposed to be a boycott party in protest of the mandatory Green Dam software the Chinese government announced it would ship on every computer sold in mainland China after July 1, the gathering later turned into a celebration upon hearing news that the deadline had been pushed back.
Reuters reports that Chinese web users flooded to an art zone cafe on Wednesday to celebrate the delay with a traditional Chinese breakfast and to plan an all day party. However, despite the happy atmosphere, Reuters cites party-goers who were nervous about attending an event "that was a direct, if light-hearted, rebuke to a government wary of public challenges to its control."
"I am a little bit nervous, but I felt it was very important that I find the strength to come," said painter Zang Yi according to Reuters.
China yesterday announced that it was delaying the Green Dam roll out and while it’s being branded a victory for the people of China, claims the delay is because some PC makers were having difficulty meeting the deadline. In other words, the Green Dam plan isn’t dead yet.
Do you think China would ever drop the Green Dam idea completely because of backlash from internet users?