10/24/2009

盗版英文原版书畅销京城(图)

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图:京城的英文原版盗版书摊,福禄祯祥10月24日中午摄。

【福禄祯祥10月24日文/图】今天中午在京城某图书城看到,一个地摊在卖盗版的英文原版书,主要是经典著作和畅销书,比如罗素的《西方哲学史》,克林顿夫妇的自传,弗里德曼的新作《世界又热又平又挤》,巴菲特的自传《滚雪球》等等。货足价廉,每本10~15元,当然是人民币。估计是为了方便流通,每本书的后面都印有中文书名。据我观察,销售情况还不错。

这些书如果是正版的,按中国官方渠道进来,价钱会是这些盗版书的十倍甚至二十倍不止。像王府井外文书店卖的那些原版书报,就贵得惊人。事实上在国外买也没那么贵,主要是关税太高,以及一些经销方面的限制太多。

以前常见的是盗版西方电影和软件,现在随着中国人教育水平的提高,对英文原本书籍的需求量也显著上涨,因此盗版书籍也就应运而生了。这也从侧面反映出了中国的“进步”,只是副作用太大了。

这些书如果让西方的出版商看到,肯定会向中国政府抗议,说不定会掀起一阵打击英文原版盗版书的风潮。(文/图 福禄祯祥-浮掠http://fulue.com/

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22:26 2009-10-24

AFP: Xinjiang 'isolated' by email, phone blocks

China's Xinjiang 'isolated' by email, phone blocks

(AFP) – 3 hours ago

BEIJING — Residents in China's restive Xinjiang region remain isolated from the outside world with long-lasting Internet and phone cuts that have prompted some businesses to relocate, locals said Saturday.

Emails are still blocked nearly four months after deadly ethnic unrest erupted in the regional capital Urumqi, as are text messages and international phone calls, residents told AFP.

"Our business has been seriously affected, and we have had to set up an office in Lanzhou (capital of neighbouring Gansu province)," said the head of an Urumqi-based firm, who asked to remain anonymous.

Xinjiang authorities "set up a green channel (for calls and the Internet) for... trade companies in Xinjiang, but it's not enough for us to handle business", he told AFP by phone.

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南风窗:互联网管制下的新疆(官方宣传) 10/24/2009