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|Named Person:||Vikas Swarup|
|Material Type:||Government publication, Local government publication, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||RTHK.|
|Language Note:||In English with English subtitles.|
|Notes:||Television programs (Hong Kong).|
|Credits:||Production of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).|
|Event notes:||Originally released as a television broadcast on 20 March 2009.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (22 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||Disc format: DVD, PAL ; Region code: All.|
|Series Title:||Pulse, 2009/03/20.|
|Other Titles:||Vikas Swarup in Hong Kong
Chinese Internet controls
"The movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' has won plenty of awards and got plenty of accolades. It's also come in for a considerable degree of criticism for capitalising on India's poor. Last Saturday we caught up with Vikas Swarup, the author of the book on which it was based."--RTHK web site.
"At the end of February, Premier Wen Jiabao appeared on television, chatting to internet users online, and answering previously vetted questions. It was one sign of the Chinese government's increased awareness of the importance of the internet. But there's a limit to how much real debate can take place. In January this year, the central authorities started a campaign, nominally aimed at cleaning up the web. The clean-up campaign swept the internet world, but not only 'pornography' was affected. Bullog, known as the mainland's edgiest and most outspoken political website was closed down. An internationally hosted version, Bullogger, has now taken its place. Authorities also criticised popular web search engines such as Google, Baidu, Sina and Sohu for failing to control what internet users might find. Internet used have fought back with 'The Tale of the Grass Mud Horse'."--RTHK web site.