China Sensors Australia

Given the ongoing debate about internet filtering/censorship in Australia, I got a subtle laugh out of the following story.

Australian consular officials who were allowed in the Shanghai courtroom for the bribery phase of the case were barred from witnessing the theft portion.

It seems that Australian consular officials – ultimately, government officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – were “filtered” out of part of the trial. Apparently they didn’t like it.

Kind of like we don’t like the idea of being filtered out of the internet? Ironic.