With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.
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In an effort to curb exposure to unsavory web material, China has massively strengthened its Great Firewall. Internet censorship in China targets perceived threats to the government: political sites, social networks and more. But during brief periods in the past few days, internet users have been able to access forbidden sites -- even without going through a proxy.
"Happy Farm," a six-month-old Facebook application, has spawned millions of cyber farmers across Taiwan. Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the current Taiwanese obsession with growing crops and using livestock.
Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.
Estonian Internet guru Linnar Viik explains his country's success and comments on 2007's cyber attack, when hackers tried to take down the most wired country in Europe.
Australia and India anticipate huge Web growth while Sweden battles with Internet piracy and sees impressive results.
China blocked the video-sharing network YouTube and the government denounced footage from a Tibetan exile group appearing to show security forces beating Tibetans in Lhasa last year.
A draft curriculum review of the British education system calls for primary school pupils to learn how to use Twitter, Wikipedia, blogging and podcasts as part of their school studies.