The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Chinese organisers have agreed to lift all internet restrictions for the Beijing Games, IOC vice-president Gunilla Lindberg says.
“The issue has been solved,” Ms Lindberg said.
“The IOC Coordination Commission and the Beijing Olympics Organising Committee (BOCOG) met last night and agreed.
“Internet use will be just like in any Olympics.”
ABC journalists in Beijing said they could access internet content about Tiananmen Square and other previously banned websites.
But it was not immediately clear if the restrictions had been lifted outside hubs for foreign media.
That last point remains to be seen. I notice in the flag collection in the side bar that one Chinese user has been to this blog, and that was on 27 July.
Still, the response is at least something, isn’t it. One thing for sure is that China really does want to mount a good Olympics. Here’s just one place I’ll be keeping tabs on: