The SCMP broke the news recently that the proposed new Free Trade Zone in Pudong, Shanghai, would feature unfettered access to the internet. The whole FTZ proposal is — on the surface at least — meant to attract more international business, which will help shift the Chinese economy toward a healthier mix industries.
Allow me to be a crushing cynic: An international business zone that is Great Firewall free? Sounds amazing! All those international businesses in one convenient location! Facebook may be available but they’ve also created an epic industrial espionage honeypot.