I have a better theory for this.
NYT was banned last year due to it's chinese leader gossip column,
it 's losing ad from it and pissed off.
this string of news 1st appeared in NYT.
NYT 's retaliation...
What was happening when this CyberSpy news came out? Answer is: Budget Cut.
That explained why the news was there -- To get and keep some budget for ***. A kind of Media Engineering, an engineering way to brainwash in the demo society.
David - That's one of my favorite Monty Python skits.
My understanding is that the name "Python" was inspired by Monty Python. Maybe the author spent too many sessions feeling like he was in a software argument clinic with the languages of the day.
I think your problem is you never lived/visited china and all your view come from sth maybe 20-50 years old.
1. chinese ppl can criticize gvt. that's how china maintain a 8% growth rate for 20 years. ppl complain about corruption, air, CPI etc and gvt will take action. many chinese policy change comes from ppl's criticism (real estate tax etc.)
2. you can't allow all information to free flow in a society. only americans are stupid enough to believe freedom will bring em all good.
we agree with american christians that one need to keep away from certain evil/unhealthy propagandas.
3. you must be a atheist to be so naive.